1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing by Ellen Luckett Baker

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this artistic instructing e-book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains a unconditionally special approach to stitching: she provides tasks in teams of 3, every one development at the innovations utilized in the venture earlier than. Baker indicates, for instance, how one can stitch a glasses case, then construct on these abilities to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complex cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant initiatives in all, starting from garments to dcor and components. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is an important source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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This bag builds on the basic box shape, but with a more challenging construction method including the many fabric pieces of the dividers, lining, and outside pocket. OPTIONS SUPPLIES 1 yd/1 m outer canvas 1 yd/1 m lining canvas ½ yd/50 cm ultra heavy-weight fusible interfacing 1 yd/1 m 1½"-/4-cm-wide cotton webbing for straps Matching thread Fabric marker Seam allowance: ½"/12 mm, except where noted › Use this caddy to hold fix-it tools for the house, knitting supplies, or gardening tools. › Fill up the caddy with creative goodies to make a thoughtful gift.

STEP 9: TURN OUT AND EDGE STITCH. Carefully turn the cube right sides out through the opening in the lining. Push out all corners with the chopstick. Press flat along the seam where the lining and outer fabric meet. Push the lining into the outer fabric and shape it into a cube. Press again along the top seam. With bobbin thread matching the outer cube, edge stitch around the top. STEP 10: ATTACH BALSA WOOD LABEL. With the tapestry needle threaded with twine, sew the balsa wood label onto the storage cube, centered on one side approximately 3"/8 mm from the top edge.

See figure B. Follow with an overcasting or zigzag stitch. Repeat with the lining. QUICK TIP: When sewing a circle, it is helpful to fig. A fig. B work slowly, pausing often with the needle down to readjust the fabric. 3½" STEP 4: BASTE ELASTIC LOOP TO OUTER BAG. Form a loop with the elastic and baste it to the top right sides of the outer fabric, 3½"/9 cm from the side seam. See figure C. fig. C 40 1, 2, 3 SEW fig. D STORAGE CUBE This roomy storage cube will help you get organized— or at least get things out of the way until you can get to it.

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