By Ellen Luckett Baker
Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic educating booklet, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains a totally special approach to stitching: she provides tasks in teams of 3, every one development at the options utilized in the venture prior to. Baker indicates, 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 complicated cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant tasks in all, starting from garments to dcor and components. 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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Press down the top raw edge of the pocket piece by ¼"/6 mm toward the wrong side of the fabric. Fold and press again, this time folding by ½"/12 mm. Stitch on the right side of the fabric along this fold to form a hem, stitching approximately 3/8"/1 cm from the edge. Edge stitch to create a second row of stitches. Pin the pocket to the canvas front piece and stay stitch along the bottom edges, 1/8"/3 mm from the edge. Then, draw lines with a fabric marker on the pocket to mark the pocket dividers, 5¼"/13 cm from each side.
These coasters are made with simple ivory cotton, making the thread the star of the show. SUPPLIES FOR 4 COASTERS 18" x 22"/46 cm x 56 cm (fat quarter) cotton fabric 11" x 11"/28 cm x 28 cm quilt batting Thread in 3 colors OPTIONS › Use this basic design for coasters without the quilting to make plain coasters with your favorite fabrics. › Try different fabric and thread color combinations to create different looks with the plaid design. A tone-on-tone color scheme would highlight the textural quality and create a grid design.
Insert the smaller batting piece, centered between the layers, and pin it in place. A ladder stitch allows you to sew a seam closed by hand with an almost invisible stitch. 1 Thread a needle and tie a knot at the end of your thread. From the back side of the fabric, insert the STEP 5. PUT IT TOGETHER. Press all of your pieces and change your thread to match your fabric color. Stack your fabric pieces in the following order: front piece right side up (quilted together with batting), loop pinned in upper left corner with raw edge facing out as shown in figure D; pocket piece right side down and even with the bottom edge; and finally the back fabric layer right side down.