By Betty Oppenheimer
It's effortless to stitch your personal baggage, packs, totes, and residential garage goods! In Sew & Stow, Betty Oppenheimer stocks 31 of her favourite styles, from aprons and laundry luggage to lunch luggage, a knitting needle tote, a visor organizer in your motor vehicle, a grocery tote, and a garment bag. Her tasks are nice for beginner and professional crafts alike; every one trend contains step by step directions and illustrations, and every could be accomplished in exactly a number of hours. With Oppenheimer's aid, somebody can flip a swatch of significant cloth right into a sensible, tremendous, ecofriendly merchandise that may be used back and again.
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QUICK REFERENCE For loosely woven fabrics, such as linen tablecloth fabric, pull out a yarn along the crosswise grain, from selvage to selvage. Cut along the line left by the missing yarn. Printed on-grain. This means the pattern repeat coincides exactly with the crosswise grain of the fabric. To test fabric before you buy, place it on a flat surface and fold the cut edge back, aligning the selvages on the sides. Crease the fold with your fingers, then unfold the fabric and check to see if the crease runs into the selvage at exactly the same point in the pattern on both sides.
Indd 61 11/19/10 4:22:19 PM 11/19/10 4:35:18 PM (Text) (Ray) Job:11-22369 Title:CPI-192623 Look, Learn&Create Sewing 101 #175 Dtp:204 Page:61 How to Sew a T-shirt 1 Prepare the fabric (page 41); however, don’t wash the ribbing, as the raw edges are likely to stretch out of shape. T-shirts are easiest to sew using ¼" (6 mm) seam allowances. 5 cm) seam allowances, trim them down to ¼" (6 mm) before laying out the pattern. Lay out the pattern (page 52), and cut the fabric (page 56).
Avoid buying fabric that is printed more that 2" (5 cm) off-grain, as you will not be able to correct it, and the finished project will not hang straight. indd 43 11/19/10 5:31:34 PM 11/19/10 5:27:18 PM (Text) (Ray) Job:11-22369 Title:CPI-192623 Look, Learn&Create Sewing 101 #175 Dtp:204 Page:43 Matching Designs Stitching seams in decorator fabrics that have printed designs or wovenin patterns requires a few extra steps to make sure the pattern will flow uninterrupted from one fabric width to the next.
Sew & Stow: 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home, and Yourself! by Betty Oppenheimer