Thursday, January 20, 2011

nothing like a nice warm cuppa

This weeks project was a Tea Cozy, something I didn't really need but was lots of fun to make. I followed the instructions from a book I have Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. The instructions were great, I just free handed the shape and it probably needs to be a bit wider or as some other patterns show you could have a slit for the handle. I lined it but didn't use batting.

Again my friend over at Our Ilan & Quinn, gave me a great tip for the bias finishing. I had never done anything other than store bought bias before so I thought it was going to be really time consuming but surprisingly it wasn't at all.

step 1: cut fabric strip
2: iron in half (length wise)
3: sew the 2 raw edges to the project and then fold down and around to the other side and as you will see the bias is already folded so you can hand stitch or machine stitch it. so cool.

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