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Topic: Probably a stupid question but I've only started sewing last night!  (Read 1199 times)
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« on: July 20, 2011 04:25:34 PM »

So for the past week I've been helping out at our church's VBS (Vacation Bible School) I along with another lady are in charge of crafts, well before all the kids came in to start doing there crafts we started talking and she was telling me how she had a craft business. She was telling me all about how she makes these "Crayon Totes" (a small tote-bag with slots at the bottom for crayon's and inside the bag goes a coloring book). Cute right? well she said she would come over and show me how to make them as well so I could get my own business going which she did and I pretty successfully completed my first tote! Well here comes the issue i'm running into she wrote down directions and I payed attention to how she was helping me put it together but I've only started sewing last night and I don't know ANYTHING about it. So when it came down to trying to put together a second one today I was completely frustrated. How do I place the fabric on the interfacing? right side up or wrong side up? I did right side up and i don't think that is right because when I sewed the two sides of the bag together the seams were all showing so i ripped all the stitching out and am going to try again tomorrow.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011 06:25:10 AM »

Interfacing goes on the wrong side/dull side of fabric. http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/04/25/on-a-roll/

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2011 08:15:15 AM »

I think since you are so new at sewing that you should get a lesson from someone or read up on the basics of sewing. There are lot's of info you can get off the Internet if you don't have a sewing friend handy or maybe you can ask that crafty lady for help. That will avoid a lot of frustration on your end. Good luck.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011 08:46:44 PM »

When you create a bag, you cut two pieces of fabric that you are gonna sew together right?
Go ahead and cut two fabric pieces in the shape you want it to be.
design your design on one of the fabric pieces.
Then put the two fabric pieces together the ones you designed inwards.

Then sew them together, turn it right side out and the side you designed will be on the outside.

Ok in other words -
You cut two fabric pieces named A and B
Both A and B have two sides on one sheet of fabric.
Design either A or B or both.

Lets say you designed A and B, You put both designed faces together, then sew and turn it right side out!

Hope i helped!

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