Friday, July 31, 2009

Bia sleveless finished edge

After setting all week on the machine I finally got to the end stretch of a blouse I was making.
Baste or do a wide stitch around the hole.
When finishing a sleeveless top use bis tape like so
Open it up half way and then press only half open use care.

My machine is able to shift the need side to side
first stitch 1/4 seam...
turn and press keep the bias fold in tact
stitch the bias tape down close to it's edge
Now carefully remove the basted thread

a clean edge
very easy..
You can do it, the easiest of sleeves

give it a final press...

My husband was making me laugh...

A new top!
I wish you could make out the detail.
It is gathered to the right
A zipper to the left

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fondant and Nick Jonas Cake

more words on this later
I am a bit tired tonight.
Necessity is the Mother of invention

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday...Home sewn pot scrubbers

The fabric is net or tulle

Every few months this is a project of mine repeated now for over 27 years

Stacking 4 double thickness layers and then cutting with a rotary cutter is easiest
I did not always have this luxury and scissors work too
Just if you use scissors
you have no hang nails or dry cuticles that can snag on the net
It hurts if you do!

Free hand or use a ruler to cut long strips
then into quarters

stack two together and pin set aside
There were several of these sets created and sewn in
assembly line style.

For utility sewing this is best to save your precious time

Now these are to be used at the kitchen sink
Or perfect. Just create them so that you do not use up your day in perfection
for a simple cause.
Now if you want to give as gifts then yes take your time and do a nice job.

Sew and inch back tack the inch and forward stitch
don't even clip apart now do that after the whole of the job is sewn.

I have used a zig zag but it does not matter if you use a small stitch.
That is how the factories do it

Remove and then clip on your lap both side and drop into a storage bin

This chain is long
Job time is an hour cutting out and an hour stitching up and clipping

There you have it set for a good four to six months

$89. cents a yard and there are around 4 yds to a 89x4=356
*by 2 =14
14 scrubbers for $3.56
.25 cents a scrubber
each one of these is good for a few days up to a week.

girls I got the yardage given to me as a gift
the most I will pay for it is on a clearance $.50
$2. * 14 = .14 cents each

Now I don't care what color they are unless I have a choice.
then I get a lot of it.