Next, learn how to embellish all of your gear with colorful embroidered patches. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche shows you how.
Now that you have your casual wear covered it's time to add something fancy for a special night out. In this episode I'll show you how to stitch a concealed zipper so you can create an elegant evening bag. It packs flat and coordinates with a special embroidered dress made from matching silk dupioni fabric. Read more about all these projects below.
I have a slightly different recipe for accomplishing this popular edge finish. Here's what you'll need:
- Size 11 Stretch Needle
- Matching or contrasting good quality poly sewing thread
- Standard zigzag presser foot
Here are the steps:
Begin by selecting a zig zag stitch set for 2.0 width and 2.0 length. Line up the raw edge of the fabric with the center making on the foot. Zigzag over the raw edge, having the right hand swing of the zig zag catch the raw edge and stretching as you go. Next, set zig zag stitch for width 2.5 and length 1.0. Stitch over previous zig zag stitching.
This results in a more satin style stitch. Make sure to test first for suitability on your particular knit.
If you're looking for more fun patches you may want to explore the Blue Hair Girl collection. CLICK HERE to read my past post about the designer, Denise Holguin. You'll learn more about her creative style and see examples of the patches she invented.
I'd love to know if you would like to make your own version of any of the items you saw this week. Please let me know in the comments below.