Easy Singer Style Pattern-Free Fashions & Accessories: 15 Easy-Sew Projects that Build Skills, Too
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Pattern-Free Fashions & Accessories encourages young machine-sewers to express their creativity by making simple clothes, accessories, and room accents. The early chapters teach just the basics they need, and the instructions for each project helps readers apply and master each skill, so new sewers build confidence as they go. The 15 projects range from cosmetic bags and throw pillows to belts, embroidered jeans, and a sassy, two-tiered skirt. There's even a chapter on "changing" your old clothes into a spectacular something new!
of the fabric against the tape as you stitch to maintain an accurate seam allowance. 44 Pattern-Free Fashions and Accessories CPI (Provision)Easy singer style fashion & Accessories CD107-42 -- 4028-TB ESS Fashions pp 018-065_New 1/15/07 5:49 PM Page 45 Clean-Cut the Strips Clean-Cut the Edges Cut a Strip With the first cut, you will trim the folded fabric to create a clean, straight edge, from which you can make all your other cuts. Lay the ruler on the fabric to the left of the right
the newly cut edge. Position the fabric with the vertical and horizontal edges lined up with the gridlines on the mat, as before, to be sure you cut a straight edge. Measure the dimensions, both the length and width, of your project pieces. Compare these measurements to your fabric. Plan ahead so you can cut all the shapes you need without wasting any fabric. Position the ruler and cut the first strip to the width you need. here’s a hint! If your ruler is too narrow, use the numbers on the
sewing the seam until you reach the stitched end, backstitching at the beginning and end. Carefully clip the corners and trim the point. Turn the belt right side out, pushing out the corners and the point. Pin the opening closed and press the belt. 6 Topstitch 1 ⁄ 4" (6 mm) from the edge around the entire belt. 7 Slide the buckle onto the square end of the belt, and fold about 21 ⁄ 2" (6.4 cm) of the fabric over it. Place the fabric end as close to the presser foot as possible without
the wrong order. Or sometimes the seam allowance just isn’t consistent enough. Stop working and fix it—it is the only way to get back on track. Work the seam ripper on the wrong side of the fabric. Slip the point under every third or fourth stitch on one side of the seam. Be careful not to cut into the fabric. The tiny cutting edge on the inside of the seam ripper does the work. Turn the fabric over, lift the bottom thread, and pull out the stitches. Use a piece of tape or a sticky lint roller to
old buttons? Add a little fun by stitching a cluster of unusual buttons on the surface of the bag, or just one for a dramatic, decorative accent. 1 1 Trace the template on page 104 twice— the full template for the back and flap and half of the template for the front. Cut out the pieces. Pin the templates to the fabric and cut out the shapes. 2 Fold over the straight edge of the front 1 piece ⁄ 4" (6 mm) toward the wrong side of the fabric. Sew a hem with the hemstitch and matching thread.