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Quilted Toiletries Bag

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Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques taught by Amy Alan

Take your serger out of the closet! Learn the fundamental setup stitches, then make three posh projects: an exposed zipper bag, an ombré ruffled apron and a striped knit scarf.

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Category Sewing
Sizing Unisex
Style Whimsical, Funky, Cute, Casual
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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, batting, thread, PUL lining, zip, overlocker

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What are you most proud of? The free-motion stippling around all the eyeballs - you can't really see it, but as my husband said, "It makes a really interesting texture".

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use the thinnest batting you can find, then quilt it densely for stiffness - the overlocker really hated the thickness of all these layers (and it's just a thin cotton batting).

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Looking forward to making one of these

12/09/2012 Flag

The quilting around the eyeballs looks great! Sorry you had some tension issues- I'd replace the needles, and then loosen all the tensions. When you serge on a scrap of the quilted batting, you can can tighten all of them until it's just tight enough. I like the bag though!

12/10/2012 Flag