Thursday, August 27, 2009

Movin' right along

I noticed today when I was cutting out some long strips for bias tape that I was snipping to the beat of the music. I'm talking about opening and closing the scissors in 4/4 time.

Next time you order something, you might want to call ahead and ask what’s queued up in iTunes.























In case you're wondering, lately has been this good stuff.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who could resist?

The Hope Valley collection
True Up describes Denyse Schmidt's new collection as inspired by "homesteading, fresh starts, and pioneering". Kind of makes me melt.

















See more here!

Monday, August 17, 2009

SOS- Messenger Bag

Introducing to you:
*The urban hen Delivery bag.*
The photos below show my first run at what would quickly become my most favorite bag of all! I made one for myself last fall and am using it as a purse. This one pictured here was a custom diaper bag.












































I've completed one new messenger made from a gray Ikea print for the shop and I'm working up a second one with polka-dot lining as I type. (Pretty tricky. I know.) Hopefully they'll be posted for purchase by the end of the month.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tutorial- flat felled seam

1. Place fabric, wrong sides together.






















2. Sew fabrics together.






















3. Iron or finger press seam open.















4. Trim one seam to 1/4" its original width.
















5. Fold the longer edge over the shorter trimmed edge. Iron.















6. Sew seam close to folded edge.























7. Finish seam by stitching a second seam, catching outside folded edge.
























This is a great way to sew a "patch work" fabric to use for blankets, bags,...