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How To Sew Pleats (Sewing) This video shows us how to make two kind of pleats, firstly knife pleats and secondly inverted pleats.

How To Sew Pleats (Sewing)

Hi, I am Rose and I know you're having so much fun . I have been sewing since the age of 6. It was my best subject in school and I followed through and studied at the London College of Fashion. I have now had at least 30 years of experience in the clothing industry and I have now decided to open my own shop to share my knowledge and enthusiasm. I am going to show you how to make some pleats. Pleats very much folds the fabric, so you sew the folds together. So I then I am going to pin that one in place, so you can see the pleats there, and then I am going to fold the next one.

So again I am going to stitch about a cm from my cut edge here, so I am going to sew again, and a back stitch for this. Another kind of pleat I would like to show you is inverted pleats, again I have marked off 3 cm blocks, particularly a big slit on the centre block. Sewing Workshop. L2 Bag: Metallic Linen with Animal Print Cotton Lining L2 Bag: Japanese Cotton Prints Topstitching details on contrasting facing & godets.

Sewing Workshop

Created from vintage upholestry fabric....this L2 Bag is so fun in a soft wool with green Ultrasuede handles. Can't wait to make one yourself? A close-up picture of Marcia Murphy's L2Bag. This fun L2Bag was created by customer, Marcia Murphy. Heavyweight upholstery fabric is perfect for the L2 Bag. L2 Bag made from Large Floral Pattern Cotton. Thank you to Kathy for created this plush L2 Bag using upholstery cotton velveteen with a rich paisley motif. L2 Bag created using Anna Maria Horner cottons appliqued down the center, also for godets and lining. This is a great shot of the L2Bag, showing how perfect the size is for everyone. Celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet. I first want to say thank you to Dana and Rae for hosting such an awesome event.

celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet

If you haven't been indulging in all the fun already, go check out both of their blogs for lots of great inspiration. There has already been so many great ideas! Today I'm sharing a basic boys wallet tutorial because... every boy needs a place to keep his stuff! So I know, you're probably thinking, 'What? It's a great time of year to make these wallets. Materials: 1/4 yard fall suiting fabric (tweed, plaids, etc., usually made from wool and/or synthetic materials)1/4 yard lining fabric scrap of leather (optional)rivets, grommet (optional)scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing {1/4" seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted}Cutting the pieces: From the exterior wallet fabric cut one piece 8.5" wide by 4" tall.

Also from the lining fabric, cut one piece 8.5" wide by 10.5" tall (this is for the card holder slots) Assembling lining: To create the card holder pockets, take the 10.5" tall lining piece: Wallet Tutorial « that*darn*kat. Looking for other crafty inspirations? Check out the patterns I have for sale in my Etsy Shop. Here is a little tutorial to show how I make my quilted fabric wallets. There are quite a few tutorials out there for little card cases or zipper pouch wallets, but I prefer the traditional “place for everything” wallet.

My wallet here has eight credit card slots, two pockets for bills/receipts, and a double-snap closure. Start by gathering up the materials you’ll need. You will need the following: rotary cutter, mat, grid rulerscissorsthreadsewing machine3-4 #14 Universal sewing machine needles. Here are the dimensions you will use when you cut your fabric pieces: fusible fleece, 7.75″x10.75″fusible interfacing (I use shirt tailor), 7.75″x10.75″pieced top, 8.5″x11.5″lining fabric, 8.5″x11.5″upper pocket fabric, 2 pieces, 8.5″x7″ eachlower pocket fabric, 8.5″x19″ The first part you’ll need to assemble is the pieced top.

Next, you’ll iron the fusible fleece onto the wrong side of the piecing. Sewing Tutorial: Internal Zipper Pocket For Bag. I made a bag recently…. before I let you see the bag [update: it is here], I wish to show you how I sewed the pockets inside, both zipper pocket and 2-tier slip pocket with 6 compartments (coming soon, updated).

Sewing Tutorial: Internal Zipper Pocket For Bag

Want a zipper pocket to show only the zipper and not the outline of the pocket’s seams? This is the tutorial you are looking for. A zipper pocket without a side sewn line gives a classy touch for a fine bag. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners. Wp-content/uploads/2010/02/vpp_wallet.pdf. Adjustable_bag_handle_tutorial.pdf.