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A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects! Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover) 8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the package scraps of medium weight fusible interfacing Cutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide.
Reversible bag I was cutting fabrics to make a reversible bag when I read the newest comment in last post where Juliet asked me about sewing reversible Charlie bag . Yes, I cut fabrics in front of my computer, and everytime it blinks, I’ll stop what I’m doing to look at my inbox, twitter, facebook, etc.
The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious. You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw.
I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization.
Having a reversible tote bag is like having 2 bags in one, now with the adjustable strap, you can have even more styling with it. Be it full length till your hip and sling across your chest, or shorten it till just below your armpit, inside out or outside in, style it with your mood and base on your outfit. I made this bag with one of my favorite fabrics.
I grew up watching my mom and my aunts sew clothing, pillows, and curtains for their homes.
What you'll need . . . ...if you want it a bit cleaner looking ...add more eyes and ribbons in between
I've never done it but I know some people have sewn an entire garment with hand sewn stitches.
For the beginner sewer, SINGER ® makes sewing simple and easy.
Difficulty: ** You will need: gabardine; lining; fusing; 1 zipper; 3 buttons.
EDIT: (11/11/09) Pictures are fixed! Again.
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Embroidery is used to add another dimension to your work once the knitting and blocking is complete.