Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsI created a book-style binding, instead of grommets and rings.
Type of item: Functional
cotton fabrics, thread, fast-2-fuse interfacing
What was your inspiration?
As suggested in the Stupendous Stitching online class, I created this "Stitch Bible" book to have most of my decorative stitches from my machine conveniently in one place so I can quickly and easily refer to them. I especially found useful stitching each first in the default setting, then manipulating the stitch length and width to see how differently they can look. I was pleasantly surprised! This was a very good lesson and project, which I'm certain I will turn to often.
What are you most proud of?
I created a cloth, book-style binding, instead of using grommets and rings. It fits nicely on the bookshelf in my sewing room.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I was tempted to skip this lesson's project because I'm so anxious to start on the creative work of art that is the main project of this course. I'm so glad I didn't! I learned a lot about the decorative stitches on my machine, how to manipulate them to achieve different looks and now I have a handy reference for future use. My advice: Don't skip creating a Stitch Bible!