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.
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???
I have a love/hate relationship with this bag. I usually try to make my own designs or alter patterns. And I tell ya, that's tough for someone like me, who's never even really been taught how to sew!
Anyway here it is....I have two minor tweaks to make, but after much heartache I think it turned out ok.
And don't even get me started on working w/ vinyl! I actually made this clutch a bit larger than my first try. The peltex and the vinyl combo is just too tough to work around the sewing arm of my machine. I'm just glad I didn't break a needle!
I'm about to pull my hair out! This is the 2nd time I'm attempting this.
I'm making a basic clutch. Except that I'm using peltex to give shape and I've also sewn vinyl to the fabric for wear. I didn't use peltex on the gusset pieces or the vinyl, because last time I tried this it turned out HORRIBLE.
Now, my question is once I have the gussets pinned to the flap of the clutch, how do I manuver these pieces around the sewing arm of the machine? Especially if the flaps have peltex? When I cut the peltex pieces this time, I made them smaller, so that the seams are only the fabric & the vinyl. But it's still too stiff. Help! What am I doing wrong?? Does any of this make sense??
I guess, in general I was wondering if any one had tips on sewing those tight curved gussets used for a clutch purse?
I need some help! I mostly lurk here, but finally decided to post a question that you guys may have an answer for.
What are the tricks (if any) for sewing curved gussets?...as you would have for a clutch purse. How does one keep it from puckering up or keep the fabric from folding on itself as you sew? I also seem to have a problem just basting the curved edges to the straight flaps of a clutch. Am I the only one??