Use your sewing machine to draw simple, spontaneous designs on fabric. We will explore how to use free motion stitching to create these simple images. We'll then turn our finished sample into a sweet little drawstring pouch.
All you need to know are simple machine sewing techniques and how to drop the feed dogs on your machine. If your machine doesn't have this feature you can simply cover the feed dogs with a thin piece of plastic in which you have cut out a window for your needle. If you have an embroidery foot on your machine that is also helpful. (it's the one with the circle foot and little spring on the shank)
Students should bring:
Fabric and thread: each pouch uses 1 piece each of outer fabric, lining fabric and fusible interfacing that is 12" by 6 1/4", two pieces of fabric that are 6" by 2" for drawstring casing and 2 pieces of cord or ribbon 20" long. Your thread should be a contrasting color and value (light on dark fabric, dark on light fabric) and you may want to coordinate it with the color of your lining and casing fabric.
Other supplies: safety pin, it is also helpful to have something to transfer your design onto the fabric such as a disappearing ink pen or chalk pencil. You can also use a regular pencil if you don't have this kind of marker, iron
To practice stitching prepare a second piece of fabric and interfacing 12" by 6 1/4", this can be a scrap piece of fabric.
Non Members: $40
Instructor: bio Joyce Tromba
Community Dye Studio
207 Coxe Ave, #11Asheville, NC 28801
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