Project

Batik Summer Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? After cutting out the purse exterior and lining from the blue/gray batik, I added colorful fabric strips and fused triangles with Stitch Witchery (heat set glue sheet with an iron). PERFECT SATIN STITCHES I backed each exterior and lining piece with ironed on freezer paper. The freezer paper improves the body of the fabric and keeps satin stitches perfect--no puckering! Before satin stitching around the triangles and other fabric strips--I reduce the zig-zag stitch length to create a perfect satin stitch. On my machine, zig-zag stitch width 3.2 and stitch length .4 After I finish satin stitches I just tear away the freezer paper stabilizer, My bulletin board (see photo) is where I I keep notes tacked up about standard stitch adjustments I use frequently, like the satin stitch setting. I keep other notes, sketches, and ideas there too. My bulletin board is a vintage 1950s doiley stretcher. Its art work and a bulletin board all in one! The doiley stretcher belonged to my great grandmother Edna b.1873-d,1957. Thank you grandma, its fun using your stuff! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a bulletin board for your sewing room. I put all kinds of things on my bulletin board including the button that came off of my winter coat. It was a good reminder to get it sewed back on my coat.

What you will need

  • Colorful Cotton Batik Fabrics
  • Stitch Witchery (fabric glue sheet)
  • Wristlet Metal Connector
  • O Ring
  • Metal Lobster Claw Quick Connector.

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