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Saturday, July 10, 2010

STRIPES!!!!

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.

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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.
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Feed two strips through with right sides together.
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And Immediately, with no break, feed your next set through. End with a second folded scrap.
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Continue sewing strips together, alternating colors.
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Backside, Iron down the seams into the darker color.  I ironed the seams in different directions so none would show through the gold.
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Front side:
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For these stripes, I cut a cute baby sized tie on the diagonal. It looked great sewn onto a onesie!
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4 comments:

Camille said...

Love it! I'm glad you updated your blog, I'll be checking back often. Btw, what sewing machine do you have?

Cyn said...

Camille, I have a junky basic Singer. I hate it and it doesn't work well. I am saving up for a nice one. The one in the photos is my Moms and it is a Kenmore.

Angela B said...

Cyn-- I have 2 kenmores from the 80s and they are both tried-and-true, trusty machines. But I want one with fancy stitches! That tie would look cute on a onsie. You'll have to see the tie I made Landen!

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Cyn said...

Ang, that tie did end up on a onesie, but that is a post that will be forthcoming.