I'm so happy how these turned out. I had a goal to work on two purses this weekend and to make sure they came out good! I think these are some of the first ones I made that don't really have any major boo-boos!
This one had given me trouble before...the satin fabric threads ran where I top stitched it. This time, I just left out that step. And I think it turned out ok.
Thanks for the suggestions, ladies! Cyndi, I hadn't heard about holding onto the threads as you start to sew...I'm gonna try that.
I don't think it's a tension issue, I just had my machine tuned up and adjusted and it seems fine w/ other fabrics. The thing that gets me about that satin, is when I sewed another piece of it using the same thread, needle, tension, everything, it didn't "run". But on the purse it did. I just don't get it!
Makes me want to give up. Seems like every one of my purses has an "issue".
I was super excited about making this design I came up with, until I finished the bag and saw the result...see pics below....
you can see here once i turned the bag right side out you could see the thread pulling at some of the seams. how do i avoid this??
here you see where i topstitched the satin part of the bag and the needle caused the fabric to "run". next to it i placed an example of the same fabric i had sewn in the same exact way (same needle, same thread, same interfacing) the next day and it didn't run. HELP!!! Why did this happen???