Just a quick update to let you all know that I haven’t given up!
I am currently in the middle of moving house, as soon as we have moved I have lots of sewing project in mind!
Here’s another technique I learned at Sunday’s sewing class. This double folded hem is really easy and great for finishing off your items!
The fold sizes can be reduced depending on the size of the item you are sewing.
Fold in the edge of your material by 1cm and iron flat.
Now make another fold, this time 2cm wide and iron flat again.
Use the straight stitch setting
on your sewing machine to
straight stitch along the edge
of your hem.
Handmade cushion with heart shaped buttons
After (literally) dusting off my machine, I attended a beginners sewing class at The Stitchery in Cardiff on Sunday.
The class was a great way to get back into sewing and taught me all the skills needed to complete basic sewing projects such as cushions & tote bags on my sewing machine.
We learned how to create lots of different seams during the workshop, one of which was the French Seam. This seam is used to give an expert finish to textile items and conceals all raw edges.
To create a French Seam:
With wrong sides together,
sew a straight stitch seam
using the edge of your
presser foot as a guide for
Fold down seam edges
and iron flat.
fold the material with right
sides together and sew a
1 1/2 cm seam ensuring you
enclose the existing seam.
Unfold fabric so that right side is facing up.
You have now created a french seam!