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Sea Creatures Tote Bag

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Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Funky
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What materials did you use? Batik background fabric, rattail cording, decorative thread, bead string, sequins

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What are you most proud of? I used the techniques learned in class to make my own beautiful, unique fabric. The tote turned out so well and people tell me it looks professionally made.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's easy to turn your Stupendous Stitching into anything you want. I also made use of the Creative Feet Piping and Pearls foot and Ribbon and Sequins foot. I tried two different techniques to attach the sequins. First, I tried sewing a straight line, but my needle broke. Then I tried doing a wide zigzag and that sewed the sequins much better. After sewing the zigzag, ruffle both sides of the fabric around the sequins to have the zigzag stitches fall behind the stitches to hid the stitches.

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Beautiful work. Good eye!

12/27/2012 Flag

Great idea.

01/12/2013 Flag

Very cute!

03/13/2013 Flag

I love it!

09/11/2013 Flag

Fun, fun, fun!

10/25/2013 Flag