By Ellen Luckett Baker
Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic instructing ebook, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a unconditionally special approach to stitching: she provides tasks in teams of 3, every one development at the strategies utilized in the venture sooner than. Baker exhibits, for instance, find out how 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 add-ons. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is a necessary source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.
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Additional info for 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects
5-cm tail of fabric, begin to pin your binding strips to your fabric a few inches from a corner, right sides together. The raw edge of your binding will meet the raw edges of your quilted fabric. Begin sewing 62 6 Continue to sew around, repeating step 5 at each 1, 2, 3 SEW See figure D. Lay flat and mark where edges meet. join strips together fig. A fig. C Stitch ¼"/6 cm to edge press line Fold binding up at a 45 degree angle. Sew "in the ditch" all around. fig. D Then fold binding straight down on top of itself, forming a corner.
QUICK TIP: If you are using a lighter-weight fabric, you might want to use a square of heavy-duty fusible interfacing behind your buttonholes to add stability. STEP 5: SEW BUTTONHOLES. Turn the pillow right sides out and push out the corners with a chopstick. Use a fabric marker to mark the button positions on the fabric behind the buttonholes. Sew the buttons in place on your marks. Insert the pillow form and button closed. 5 cm down from the finished seam, as indicated in figure D. This mark will be the top of the buttonhole, which will be approximately 1/8"/3 mm wider than your button.
You may want to mark these lines with a fabric marker prior to sewing. Repeat this sewn grid for all four coasters. STEP 4: QUILT WITH SECOND COLOR. 2"/5-cm opening fig. A Using the second thread color as the top and bobbin threads, sew stitches ¼"/6 mm to the right of your first stitched lines. Then repeat until you have four lines of stitches in one direction. Rotate the coaster 90 degrees and repeat. See figure C. Repeat this step for all four coasters. STEP 5: QUILT WITH THIRD COLOR. fig. B fig.