Thursday, January 31, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
apart from the felt and the 4 way stretch fabrics which will be loose in the bag will be washed and ironed and will either be on flat cardboard (larger pieces) on a tube (thinner strips), all will have elastic of some sort around it to keep it nice and neat and a coloured label for the bag it belongs to and I am also going to measure each piece and that detail will be on the tag as well. I have my work cut out for me, It is a good job I love playing with fabric!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I have had a good day shopping today and looking forward to more sewing.
Day 1. I will cut and prepare the fabric and pair them up into inner and outer bags, they are then put into a bag and stores for the sewing day. I will also cut up the fabric casings for them and they are then put into a separate bag.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
My Crafternoon cover idea. The girls in my Crafternoon group will be covering their folder and embellishing it with whatever they like, beads, buttons, braid, stitchery or whatever. One of the ideas I have used on mine is with bias binding. I chose a picture and printed it, traced it onto some thin greaseproof paper and pinned it on. The girls can do the same kind of thing if they like, either their own art work or from a colouring book or a copyright free picture, Thinking and choosing what yo uwant to do is half the fun.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I am going to do some serious sewing today as I have major sewing withdrawal from being away from my sewing room.
I will be sewing some of the laundry bags that I have cut out ready to go.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Trace around your iron onto some interfacing, add about 2 inches to this and you have your pattern. Iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric place that onto your layers in the following order. fabric, silicone mat or applique mat foam backed fabric with the foam on the bottom.
Pin the layers together, sew all around leaving an opening for turning. Trim it all, turn it right sides out. Now the sandwich should have the fabric on the bottom and the silicone or applique mat on the top. Where you have the opening pin in the elastic ends, You are making a giant loop (measure how much you need first to go around your ironing board). pin to hold and top stitch all around to help make it flat and close the elastic in at the same time. Sew a button to the top of your mat this will hold your elastic in place and it won't slip.