Sewing in No Time: 50 Step-by-step Weekend Projects Made by Emma Hardy

By Emma Hardy

Store-bought gentle furniture should be dear and the alternative is frequently limited—but with such a lot of beautiful dressmaker materials on sale, there’s by no means been a greater time to make your personal. stitching very quickly units out 50 uncomplicated step by step initiatives utilizing not anything greater than the main uncomplicated of stitching abilities. From an easy curtain with a development border and a striped cover to a material garage field and a children’s play tent, stitching very quickly is the ideal publication for those who are giant on rules yet wanting time. no matter if your house is a conventional nation cottage or a contemporary warehouse-style condo, you’re bound to locate lots of principles to encourage you. • Inspirational venture principles for each room in the house. • fashion designer type should be completed at a fragment of the fee. • step by step initiatives express sincerely find out how to make every bit.

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Compare these photos with how you sew. Follow the instructions for the direction in which you sew. No matter which direction you stitch, always finger-press your appliqué pieces before you pin them to your background (page 22). It really does make a difference! 34 THE BEST-EVER APPLIQUÉ SAMPLER from Piece O’ Cake Designs Making a Good Stitch After you know the mechanics of a good stitch, all your stitches will be invisible. Appliqué stitches are made one at a time. The needle goes into the background next to the edge of the appliqué fabric.

The tip of the toothpick should be even with the cut edge of the seam allowance. 7. Rotate the toothpick only as far as the stitches on the first side of the point. 6. Push against the fabric with the toothpick and rotate the turn-under allowance underneath the point. The toothpick should pivot on top of the tack stitch. 48 THE BEST-EVER APPLIQUÉ SAMPLER from Piece O’ Cake Designs 8. Place the point of the toothpick at the side of the point. Use the toothpick to smooth the turn-under allowance down and away from the point.

6. Sometimes it is easier to use a dampened toothpick to turn under these scant turn-under allowances. 7. Continue trimming and sewing until you have stitched all around the appliqué piece. 4. Begin cutting away excess fabric. On very small pieces, cut a scant 3/16˝ turn-under allowance. However, don’t cut your turn-under allowance so scant that it frays. Feel free to cut off the excess fabric. Cutaway on Shapes with Multiple Points Tulips with pointed ends or five-point stars are typical shapes with several points.

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