A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 307,953
Currently Running With Scissors:
416 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Tea Wallets  (Read 12958 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mayoosh
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2009 03:20:48 AM »

How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Persephone Hazard
I'm not going to live my life on one side of an ampersand
Offline Offline

Posts: 1300
Joined: 25-Jan-2009

That song was about me.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2009 05:35:27 AM »

These are so cute :-) I love tea wallets, I think I'll make one first when my seweing machine arrives.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

When she was good, she was very very good - but when she was bad she was fabulous.
kmsmaverick
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2009 07:09:22 AM »

Quote
How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
mayoosh, you can use a 1/4 inch topstitch on the outside, that would be fine, though, you may have to increase the initial size of the rectangles you cut, to accommodate the adjustment to the finish.

the best way to improve skill with a very narrow topstitch is to practice. perhaps you have some scraps you can use? I find that my topstitches generally look better if i press them first, regardless of if i plan to use a 1/4 or a more narrow one. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MegVS
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2009 04:46:19 PM »

Mayoosh- that is what I use too.  I just adjust my needle so it is closer to the foot and thus makes a closer topstitch.  I think most sewing machines have that option, right? Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my ETSY shop: http://mvansciver.etsy.com
I carry lots of fun patterns!

My new blog: http://fashionedbymeg.blogspot.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Etched Glasses
Horror Movie Crafts
August 24, 2016 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.