Now, lets practice on material. Sewing stripes is not only great practice, but it gives you the option to create your own look. I started with two pieces of fabric, 1/8 yard each. I used black and gold. Line them up and use your rotary cutter to cut strips.
One of the things I hate when sewing is all those long ends of thread. So this is a handy trick when sewing straight lines. This is just a folded piece of extra fabric that I sew through at the end of a line. Here it is at the start position.
Feed two strips through with right sides together.
And Immediately, with no break, feed your next set through. End with a second folded scrap.
Continue sewing strips together, alternating colors.
Backside, Iron down the seams into the darker color. I ironed the seams in different directions so none would show through the gold.
For these stripes, I cut a cute baby sized tie on the diagonal. It looked great sewn onto a onesie!