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« on: February 29, 2012 10:08:26 AM »

I finished this pouch for my NOOK last night. I had some issues with the front panel and the back panel shifting or something while i was sewing so you can see some of the lining fabric in a few places. If any more experienced seamstresses have tips on how to avoid this I would appreciate it! I did pin the back and front together, but by the time i got to the pin, the fabric would be a little bunched. I also had an issue with putting the strap in upside-down and having to rip apart and re-sew a panel, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out anyway!



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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 10:47:22 AM »

Looks very good even with your problem you had!! Cheesy  I don't know to much for keeping it from slipping other than pin a lot Use a stabilizer & tear it off after sewing it or leave it. One other way is when you get ready to sew start Pining it very closely, then start sewing till you get to the half way place & turn it so that when you get done you meet at the other seam. Start each time at your opening if that makes sense. It helps because when you sew oppsite ends it helps not to shift so much. I hope you understand this!
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 11:00:29 AM »

Very cute and practical!

It looks like you put the lining and the outside fabric together then folded it up to form the pocket...I think it's kind of nice to have the lining peek out like that...

But if didn't want it to show, you could sew the main fabric as a pocket first, do the lining slightly smaller, and then put them together right sides together, sew around the top, leaving a bit to turn it inside out..I would top stitch down the top, but you could hand sew the opening shut as well...

I always make lining a tiny bit smaller so that some of the outside fabric pulls to the INSIDE and is not seen, but really, your choice of fabrics and how you put it together is very cute and modern...I would be very happy with the results!

Now, make one for my Nook, please... Cheesy  I just haven't gotten around to doing it! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012 02:17:15 PM »

I love the fabrics you used.
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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012 02:49:16 PM »

Very cute, and a walking foot will fix that issue.
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012 04:16:51 PM »

very cute!

I'm going to be working on a case for my brand-spanking-new Kindle (just got it today) and you have given me some inspiration Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012 01:18:49 PM »

Hmm, I might have to make me one of those.  Nice job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2012 02:56:38 PM »

I sometimes cut a very narrow strip of Stitch Witchery, place it between the edges of the two pieces, iron them (being vey careful not to leave any to stick to the iron) and then stitch the seam or whatever.  This method tends to make the fused area a little stiff. 
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