By Ellen Luckett Baker
Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic instructing publication, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a unconditionally new angle to stitching: she offers initiatives in teams of 3, each one construction at the recommendations utilized in the venture earlier than. Baker indicates, for instance, the best way to stitch a glasses case, then construct on these abilities to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complex cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant initiatives 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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It is the perfect size for holding toys, fabric, magazines, shoes, or sweaters. The handles allow you to take it from room to room with ease. You will use heavy-weight interfacing for this project, making this storage cube nice and sturdy. The simple stamped balsa wood label adds textural interest and will help you keep track of what's inside. SUPPLIES FOR CUBE 5/8 yd/55 cm outer canvas 5/8 yd/55 cm lining canvas 1 yd/1 m heavy-weight sew-in interfacing Chopstick Matching thread Fabric marker or tailor’s chalk OPTIONS › Make this cube just about any size you need.
When finished, the lining with dividers will almost be 48 1, 2, 3 SEW fig. D fig. E complete except for the center bottom piece. The center bottom piece (8" x 5½"/20 cm x 14 cm) will now be sewn to the sides of your dividers that you pinned out of the way in step 5. Pin and sew this piece to the bottom, beginning the corner stitches where the side seams ended. STEP 7: BASTE STRAPS TO OUTER BAG. Position one 18"/46-cm strap centered on the front of the bag 3" from either side, as shown in figure G.
18"/46 cm STEP 3: TRACE CENTER CIRCLE. 5 cm x 8 Measure and find the center of the place mat and mark it. Fold the circle template into quarters and snip an opening in the center. Center the template over the center of the place mat and trace around the circle outline with a fabric marker to create the outline of your first circle. See figure B. 8 m fig. A STEP 4: QUILT CIRCLES. Begin quilting on this outline with a straight stitch, forming the center circle and smoothing the fabric as you go. Using your first stitched circle and the edge of your presser foot as a guide, make the next circle approximately 3/8"/1 cm from the first.