Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Outdoorsy, Funky, Hipster, Classic, Mod, Cute, Casual
Colorful Cotton Batik Fabrics, Stitch Witchery (fabric glue sheet), Wristlet Metal Connector, O Ring, Metal Lobster Claw Quick Connector.
What was your inspiration?
Colorful Batik Fat Quarters that client selected for a small 7 x 10 summer purse.
What are you most proud of?
After cutting out the purse exterior and lining from the blue/gray batik, I added colorful fabric strips and fused triangles with Stitch Witchery (heat set glue sheet with an iron).
PERFECT SATIN STITCHES
I backed each exterior and lining piece with ironed on freezer paper. The freezer paper improves the body of the fabric and keeps satin stitches perfect--no puckering! Before satin stitching around the triangles and other fabric strips--I reduce the zig-zag stitch length to create a perfect satin stitch. On my machine, zig-zag stitch width 3.2 and stitch length .4 After I finish satin stitches I just tear away the freezer paper stabilizer,
My bulletin board (see photo) is where I I keep notes tacked up about standard stitch adjustments I use frequently, like the satin stitch setting. I keep other notes, sketches, and ideas there too. My bulletin board is a vintage 1950s doiley stretcher. Its art work and a bulletin board all in one! The doiley stretcher belonged to my great grandmother Edna b.1873-d,1957. Thank you grandma, its fun using your stuff!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make a bulletin board for your sewing room. I put all kinds of things on my bulletin board including the button that came off of my winter coat. It was a good reminder to get it sewed back on my coat.