1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic educating booklet, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals a unconditionally special approach to stitching: she provides initiatives in teams of 3, each one development at the innovations utilized in the venture prior to. Baker exhibits, for instance, how one can stitch a glasses case, then construct on these talents 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 vital source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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STEP 10: INSERT CORDING INTO DRAWSTRING CASING. With a security pin, thread the cording throughout the commencing on the facet seam and pull it out the opposite part. Tie the ends jointly. TOT E S seventy seven CHAPTER 6 POUCHES W ho’s frightened of zippers? no longer you—at least no longer after you’ve learn this bankruptcy. For the pouches, you’ll commence with an easy fold-and-sew glasses case, then stream directly to initiatives incorporating zippers. You’ll research an easy process for fitting a zip in a bag, how one can sq. off corners, in addition to stamping and stenciling suggestions. Pouches are tremendous flexible and should quick develop into a vital a part of your stitching repertoire. those styles will be personalized to make any wearing case you would like. GRID GLASSES CASE this easy fold-and-sew felt pouch deals a simple resolution for holding your eyeglasses safe. With an additional stenciling strategy, you’ll rework this thick wool felt into your individual custom-made production. apart from the portray and drying time, this undertaking could be performed fast utilizing easy concepts. thoughts › This trend used to be designed with smaller eyeglasses in brain, yet you could simply amplify it to deal with sun shades. earlier than you start stitching, pin the felt round your glasses to accomplish an ideal healthy. › If you’re continuously misplacing your analyzing glasses, you should use a gap punch to make a gap within the felt and tie a string or ribbon to hold it on a handy hook. › The 2-mm-thick wool felt is vital for this venture because it presents the wanted balance for the case. If utilizing thinner felt, it's your decision to think about lining or interfacing to add support. offers FOR CASE One 12"/30. 5-cm sq. 2-mm wool felt (see notice) Matching thread FOR portray Self-healing slicing mat ¼"/6 mm water resistant eco-friendly floral tape (see notice) Stencil brush cloth paint Paper towel for blotting be aware: See assets (page a hundred sixty five) for feedback on the place to shop for 2-mm wool felt. Floral tape is offered at craft shops and on-line. MULTIPLY YOUR talents: operating with felt, stenciling complete DIMENSIONS: nearly three" x 7"/ 7. five cm x 17 cm eighty 1, 2, three stitch STENCILING directions STEP three: PAINT. STEP 1: minimize FELT. utilizing the stencil brush, stipple the paint onto the felt among the tape traces. Wait only a minute or , after which blot with a paper towel, removal extra paint from the tape. Then rigorously pull up the tape, retaining the felt as you cross. permit the paint to dry for numerous hours prior to stitching. degree and minimize the felt to 6¼" x 7¼"/16 cm x 18 cm, being guaranteed to lower the corners at excellent correct angles. STEP 2: MAKE A GRID WITH TAPE. position the reduce felt piece at the slicing mat. Lay a bit of tape horizontally around the backside of the felt, ¼"/6 mm from the ground, then proceed spacing ¼"/6 mm aside till you will have coated the felt, as proven in determine A. Press down firmly to ensure the tape is securely affixed. The tape will be hooked up to the felt and secured at either ends at the slicing mat. Repeat, this time taping vertically. See determine B. stitching directions STEP 1: FOLD jointly.

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