Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsUsing the techniques from the course, I just created a 10 by 8" quilted piece and then folded down and stitched the top. Then I added velcro, sewed up the seams right sides together and then turned to right sides out.
If you want two different sides, just pay attention to your composition as you select and add your materials, and fold it now and then to see how it is looking.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Cute
Fabric, batting, threads, couching materials.
What was your inspiration?
The inspiration for this glass case was the technique learned in the Craftsy course. I enjoy the process so was trying to think of something else I could make. For this project though I decided not to do any embroidery but add extra stitches here and there.
What are you most proud of?
I like the way each side is different ... I tried to pay attention to that when selecting the couching materials and threads. The "red" side uses a multi-colored metalic thread for the quilting stitching and the "yellow" side uses a silver metallic thread - I like the difference.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I would love some advice from anyone who has ideas about how to do something with the inside seam so it does not show when you open the case. I'm not sure how to add some kind of lining or cover before sewing the side seams, or perhpas after the seam is sewed something could be added?
Warning! I did not know that sewing velcro can become sticky! I had to change and clean my machine needle as the thread started to stick and break. May be best to hand stitch the side of the velcro that has the strong adhesive!