Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques »
InstructionsI altered the construction to hide all the seams:
1. Cut fabric & batting (14"x19" to start, then trim to 13"x18" once quilted), quilt outer fabric and batting together. Sew zip pull tabs however you like.
2. Use sewing machine to attach fabric to zip - put right side of outer fabric to right side of zip and sew, repeat for other side (forming a tube). Now attach lining, putting right ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Casual
Cotton fabrics, batting, zips, thread, overlocker and sewing machine
What was your inspiration?
Having made one bag, I was curious to compare overlocker construction to sewing machine, and also to see if I could conceal the seams more. After making one completely on the sewing machine, I concluded the best approach is to use the sewing machine and its zipper foot for the zips, and overlocker for the rest of the seams.
What are you most proud of?
I love the neat seamless finish inside.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
At each step, before sewing, look at your fabric - check 1) are the inner and outer forming 2 sides of a sandwich? - if they are folded around eachother it is wrong; 2) are the folds neat, flat, square and symmetrical? - measure, mark and pin every step.