By Lexie Barnes
Because the plastic bag is more and more banished from shops, the material bag is stepping as much as store the day. even if toting groceries, books, child provides, gardening instruments, or a pockets and a few digital contraptions, eco-conscious crafters will discover a bag layout to slot their wishes in stitch What! luggage. the focal point is on easy, pattern-free stitching that calls for no earlier adventure — simply an artistic spirit, a few enjoyable textile, and a easy stitching machine.
Author Lexie Barnes is a nationally identified model within the bag international, famous for modern designs that mix functional element with stellar performance. Her special approach to bag layout — beginning with the necessity after which customizing the bag to slot it completely — is inspiring and liberating. She encourages crafters to jumpstart their creativity with "warm-up projects" that might hold only a unmarried item, from a couple of eyeglasses to a pack of tissues.
The 18 middle initiatives in stitch What! luggage exhibit find out how to use daring, modern materials to make totes, drawstring sacks, messenger luggage, organizers, satchels, and handbags in quite a lot of styles and sizes. each venture is proven in a full-color picture followed by means of step by step, illustrated directions. Many extra adaptations in dimension, textile mixtures, and styling gains also are pictured to teach quite a few of the handfuls of percentages for customizing every one project.
Crafters of all degrees are guaranteed to be over excited through Lexie Barnes's encouraged method of developing the bag of your goals.
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For a hood with petals, draw a pattern as on page 80, planning nine petals to fit around the hood opening, between marked dots, plus one petal that will be attached under the chin. Cut twenty pieces from the fabric; cut ten pieces from the foam. 5 cm) cardboard template, for hood with lion mane • felt, for hood with dragon spikes • fabric; foam, ¼" (6 mm) thick; 19-gauge wire or heavy-gauge milliner’s wire, for hood with petals • silicone lubricant, for ease in sewing over foam, optional 2 Pin the hood piece, right side up, to the foam piece; baste 3⁄8 " (1 cm) from raw edges.
Stitch along top line of pattern outline; stitch along bottom line to within 4" (10 cm) of ends. 3 Trim fabric and foam close to stitching. Cut all layers on marked lines at ends. 3 cm); trim foam even with line. Clip curves; trim corners. Cutting Directions For the crown, cut two rectangles larger than the pattern from fabric, one from interfacing, and one from foam. 5 cm) for seam allowances. 5 cm) for seam allowances. 3 cm) in diameter • decorative trims 4 Turn right side out. 3 cm) from the edges, matching seams.
Headwear 61 How to Make a Headpiece from a Ball Cap 1 With brim. Trace outer edge of brim on paper. Draw pattern for nose or beak, extending side edges slightly and curving front edge of brim as desired. 2 Cut two brim extensions from felt; glue extensions to the top and underside of brim, gluing extensions together beyond outer edge of brim. Attach ears, horns, eyes, or antennae as desired. Without brim. Remove stitches securing brim to cap; remove brim. Restitch the facing to the front of cap.
Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs by Lexie Barnes