By Ellen Luckett Baker

Stitching is as effortless as 1-2-3! during this inventive instructing booklet, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker bargains a unconditionally new angle to stitching: she provides tasks in teams of 3, every one development at the thoughts utilized in the venture earlier than. Baker indicates, for instance, tips on how to stitch a glasses case, then construct on these talents to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a extra complex cosmetics bag. There are 33 pleasant tasks in all, starting from garments to dcor and components. With easy-to-follow directions, how-to illustrations, and 12 styles tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, three Sew is an important source for starting and intermediate sewers alike.

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Trim the corners. STEP 7: TURN RIGHT SIDES OUT. Turn the pillow cover right sides out and push out the corners with a chopstick. Insert the pillow form. Grid marks should be ½"/12 mm from edges. 8"/20 cm How-to: Reverse Appliqué Reverse appliqué is a technique that can be used as an embellishment in quilting or on clothing, or added to accessories. By simply attaching a secondary fabric 8"/20 cm to the back side of your main fabric and cutting out your shape, you will create a textural appliqué design.

See figure C. Press open the side seams. STEP 2: CUT FABRIC. Cut the fabric according to the following dimensions: Outer canvas sides and bottom: 10" x 10"/25 cm x 25 cm (cut 5) Stop ½"/12 mm from the bottom. Outer canvas handles: 9" x 4 ½"/23 cm x 11 cm (cut 2) Lining canvas sides and bottom: 10" x 10"/25 cm x 25 cm (cut 5) Interfacing sides and bottom: 10" x 10"/25 cm x 25 cm (cut 5) STEP 3: MAKE HANDLES. Fold one handle piece in half lengthwise, right sides together, and press in place. Sew along the raw edges, as shown in figure A.

With one of the side lining pieces (with the curve at the bottom), pin a divider along the side with right sides facing and bottom edges aligned. Sew along this edge with a ½"/12-mm seam allowance, stopping ½"/12 mm from the bottom, as shown in figure C. The side lining piece will extend about 1½"/4 cm from the top of the divider. Next, sew the same divider to the opposite side lining piece. You should then have a piece that looks like figure D. Repeat this process for the divider section that will be at the other end of the caddy.

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