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Gathered Summer Dress

Gathered Summer Dress

MarySew » How To: Sew an Inner Zipper Pocket I have tried several ways to sew in internal zipper pockets. I need one in every bag and I want at least one to be in every bag I make for my shop. They are so nifty, especially when you carry as much crap in your purse as I do and your cell phone rings. Anyways, it used to take me hours to make these. Just to get the damn small zipper in frustrated me to no end. Eventually I figured out a way that works perfectly for me and is quite a time saver. . You need: a zipper (obviously ^^).fabric you want to use as your bags lining.fusible interfacing (Vlieseline).sewing machine, thread, scissors, the usual sewing utensils. The first step is optional. Measure your zipper and mark where to sew it in. Cut where you just marked your fabric. Fold over and press So, now I could serge the raw edges with a zig zag (or even take it to the serger) but, urgs, such tiny openings are a pain in the ass to serge. Add another strip of fusible interfacing to the other side. It should look like this now.

DIY backpack Supplies: 1 yard of durable fabric I used faux leather for the bottom... 1/2 a yard for the liner. drawstring, anything for closure I always have my hands full with my little boys on each hand. I love backpacks and wanted to create one that would be functional and fit my style. You will need to piece the front/back part together by taping them. Press seams of pocket 1/4 inch. Sew the top 1/4 inch over. place the pocket in the middle of the front piece. Top stitch around leaving top flap open. You can make your own straps or purchase it from the fabric/craft store. 2 yards should be enough. For the straps I cut 2 strips 3in. by 28in. long and sewed them right sides together. Fold an end of the strap over an inch and sew a square evenly on the back panel. Sew the front and back panels right sides together. Sew the bottom circular piece right sides together starting at any point. Create a liner by cutting another front and back piece and 1 bottom. Pin around the edge... Topstitch around...

DIY Style :: Sewing Tips Sewing Knit Fabrics They're easy to sew and comfy to wear, so why not make your next outfit out of a knit-weave fabric? Read on to increase your knit know-how. Use Ballpoint Sewing Machine Needles instead of regular machine needles. The ballpoint ones work best for stretchy knit fabrics. These needles have a rounded point instead of a super sharp point. Use "pattern weights" instead of straight pins to hold your pattern pieces in place. Tear Easy is a great lightweight stabilizer than can be used for a lot of sewing tricks. One of our favorite tips for knits is to cut strips of Tear Easy, a tear-away stabilizer. Stitch your knit seams with either a serger or with a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine.

Sewing School Bags My kids started school last Thursday. I started sewing school bags for them on Wednesday and optimistically thought I might be able to finish their bags that day. But I didn’t. It took me until Sunday to get them finished. And it wasn’t because they were hard… they weren’t. In fact they were really fun and easy to make. It was the design that had me stumped. The bag pattern I started with was from a totally wonderful and well illustrated free Messenger Bag pattern from Larissa at mmmcrafts. The bag wasn’t perfectly suited for a school bag however, so I made a few minor modifications. Here’s what you need for this project: 3/4 yard of home weight fabrics (54″ wide) for the body3/4 yard of home weight fabrics (54″ wide) for the liningPellon fusible fleece (16″ x 25″ piece)a small amount of fabric for decorating plus rick rack, and buttonsHeatnBond lite for the design Here are the dimensions of the pieces for the bags I made: Using good scissors carefully cut around your design.

The Sewing Directory - The place to find sewing supplies, sewing courses, sewing groups, sewing related articles, sewing interviews and sewing competitions. Sew beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. Supplies: 1″ wide stiff belting (available at JoAnns), 1/4 yard fabric at least 45″ wide, buckle for 1″ belt (see sources at the end), pattern paper, thread, scissors, ruler, pins. Begin by measuring your waist and adding 6″ to 8″ inches to the length (I tend to err on the side of more, especially for a belt using a pronged buckle). Cut the belting the length of your waist plus the extra. Using the paper pattern, cut one layer of your fabric. Fold the fabric around the belting, wrong sides out. Gently work the seam to the center of the belting width, and press seam open. On the shaped end of the belting, stitch along the point being sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. Remove belting and turn the fabric right side out.

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sharon bs in a minute ago I hope you find this needlework dictionary useful and with it able to improve your hand embroidery skills. To assist those who are new to the craft of hand embroidery I have categorised each stitch as to its degree of difficulty. An icon of a single pair of scissors indicates that the stitch is easy to work and you should not hesitate to try it. If you are new to learning needlework. If you see two scissors, the stitch requires more skill. If you normally have problems following embroidery illustrations the computer can help you. Contents: top Eyelet Stitch Half Chevron stitch Half cross stitch see cross stitch Heavy Braid chain see Heavy chain Heavy chain Herringbone: Herringbone double version 1see Double Herringbone 1 Herringbone double version 2 see Double Herringbone 2 Mirrored buttonhole see Up and Down Buttonhole stitch Mirrored buttonhole feathered see Feathered up and down buttonhole Montenegrin: Mossoul stitch see herringbone stitch Vandyke chain stitch see zigzag chain Handwork