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Sewing 101. Did you get your sewing machines out and ready for this week with Kim?

sewing 101

I know I did. If you missed part 1 from last week go check it out! Now on with Kim’s lesson and rad coaster tutorial… -Sara P.S. Hello! Some common stitches and what they are used for: Backstitch: a couple of extra stitches back and forth at the beginning or ending of a seam to keep the stitches from unravelingStraight stitch: most common type of stitch, used for sewing 2 pieces of fabric together, and also for topstitching and quiltingTopstitching: can be a straight stitch or decorative stitch, and is used to create a finished edgeTriple stitch: a very durable reinforcing stitch I frequently use when making bags and stuffed toys, creates a straight stitch that is reinforced 2 timesZig zag stitch: decorative, appliqué, finishing edges of seam allowances to help prevent fraying My Basic Sewing Tips (a.k.a.

Always backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial. :: December 31, 2006 Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial I made and gifted a handful of these grocery bag dispenser-things to go with some more hot mitts I made from the Denyse Schmidt book. They are VERY easy and quick -- and so close in spirit to the toilet paper cozy-type grandma crafts that I hesitated drawing up a tutorial for them, but what the hey. Prepare a rectangle of fabric, approximately 18" by 30". Mine is pieced. Fold in top edge, so that wrong sides are together, approximately 1/4" and iron. Fold over again to encase raw edge and iron down again. Bust out some elastic. Sew in 1/4" from raw edge. Attach a safety pin to end of elastic and feed through the tube you just made. Sew the elastic in where it comes out the other end a little more than 1/4" from the edge, then trim the excess elastic off.

Bunch the fabric toward the edge you just sewed. Turn the fabric right sides together, pin (matching seams), then sew a 1/4" or so seam. Handmade by Alissa. ChickenSense. SYTYC audition craft: Gingham Placemats. I'm sure you probably guessed that this craft was mine: Bright, cheery gingham.

SYTYC audition craft: Gingham Placemats

Love it! Here's how you can make a some of your own. For each placemat, you'll need: 2 pieces of fabric, 15.5" x 20.5" each 1 piece of fusible batting or fleece, 15.5" x 20.5" Iron your batting to the wrong side of one of your pieces of fabric. Pin the batting/fabric piece to the other fabric piece, right sides of fabric together. Sew, leaving a 4-5 inch gap for turning. Snip corners, being careful not to cut into the line of stitching. Turn right side out and gently poke out corners with a knitting needle. Press, making sure to fold in the fabric from the gap you left for turning. Topstitch around entire edge. I've found it's easiest to topstitch when I increase my stitch length. Line up your presser foot with the first line of top stitching and topstitch around the edge again.

That's it! Potholder Tutorial and the Fusible Thread Trick! If you weren’t able to make it to our free mini-class on how to make potholders, or you just want a reminder of what we covered in the class, check out the tutorial below.

Potholder Tutorial and the Fusible Thread Trick!

Potholders are a quick and easy way to brighten up your kitchen decor! To make these cute-as-a-button potholders, you’ll need: Two 12″ x 12″ squares of plain 100% cotton fabric (we used white muslin)One 12″ x 12″ square of 100% cotton battingOne 10″ x 10″ square of cute 100% cotton print fabricTwo 10″ x 10″ squares of Insul-Bright battingOne yard 1/2″ double fold bias tapeThread in a color that will stand out against your plain fabric, we are currently loving the Mettler Neon threads! Fusible threadScissorsWater- or air-soluble fabric markerSeam gauge The first step to putting the potholder together is to free motion quilt your muslin and batting together. Get ready for some free motion quilting fun! You’ll want to thread your machine with a thread color that will pop against the plain fabric background.

Kitchen/Dining. Married to a bmw Free Sewing Patterns: Kitchen + Dining 06. February 2009 · Write a comment · Categories: Sewing Back to Free Sewing Patterns The Marie Apron by think liz (sewn here and here)Krista Apron by think lizSunkissed Aprons by Everyday Celebrations for Moda Bake ShopSandalwood Apron by Sewing in No Mans LandHostess Apron Tutorial by this and thatSweet Ruffle Apron by Love Elaine for Sew, Mama, Sew! Share this: Connect Search Categories Archives. :easiest apron to make (and cute!) This apron that i'm going to show you is super easy and super fast. it's made from a pretty dish towel. buy your dish towel (mine were on clearance for $1.50 each) this one measures 18 inches by 28 inches (rectangle towels only) fold up your towel just like the picture (in the middle fold up and then fold down halfway again) press your towel for good creases pin your sides down... and sew each side down of the towel where you folded it together (this will make one big pocket in the front)

:easiest apron to make (and cute!)

How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Totes make great handmade gifts.

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials

Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Every tote needs a matching pouch. Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.