1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing by Ellen Luckett Baker

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic instructing booklet, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a unconditionally new angle to stitching: she offers tasks in teams of 3, each one construction at the ideas utilized in the venture sooner than. Baker exhibits, for instance, the way to stitch a glasses case, then construct on these talents to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complex cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant tasks in all, starting from garments to dcor and add-ons. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is an important source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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Since you are working with single-fold binding, NOTE: The measurements used here are for the Rippled you should be able to feel where the fabric angle is Place Mats project with a narrow ¼"/6-mm binding. If (which should be ¼"/6 mm from the corner) and begin you are making a wider binding, you will need to adjust to sew there. If not, you can measure ¼"/6 mm from both your measurements, taking into account the fold, seam sides and make a dot with a fabric marker. allowance, and thickness of your batting.

Fold in half lengthwise and press again. You will then have a ½"/12-mm folded strip. Pin in place if needed. Sew just at the edge on both sides to create two rows of stitching. Be sure to use red bobbin thread. STEP 3. QUILT TOP. Place one larger piece of fabric on top of the larger piece of batting and pin it in place (you will just be quilting through this top layer and the batting; set aside the other fabric piece for now). With a fabric marker, draw lines every ½"/12 mm across the fabric, starting ¾"/2 cm from the edge of your fabric.

Repeat with the smaller two pieces. See figure B. STEP 4: SEW BACK OPENING. With one of the pillow back pieces, press the edge of the longer side under toward the wrong side of the fabric by ¼"/6 mm, then again by 5/8"/16 mm. See figure C. Repeat for the other piece. Topstitch ½"/12 mm from the fold. QUICK TIP: To cut open a slit in a buttonhole, fold the buttonhole in half vertically and cut the slit with small, sharp scissors. Alternately, you can carefully use a seam ripper with a straight pin in place at the top to make sure that you don’t cut beyond your buttonhole.

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