Without Pins is the title of my Patchwork classes. I am a Quilter, textile teacher and general fabric collector - or does it come and find me? I like to play with colour and subvert pattern by the use of tone. I have always sewn and stitch something, somewhere, every day.
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Little Pocket Purse
Little Pocket Purse.
this one made from Anna Graham's tutorial:
Not completely happy with this as the zip was too long so
doesn't sit perfectly.
As I have a lot of 5" zips, I'll make a larger version, so I can fold the edges of
the zip tape out of the seam allowance which gives a better finish.
I put a press stud under the button to fasten the tab and
found my sewing teacher sitting on my shoulder insisting on twisted buttonhole
stitch into each hole. Well it does give a very neat finish!
I was a grammar school girl and in 1956, year three, 13
to 14, I completed a file of technique samples which included bound
buttonholes, plackets, buttons and press studs. At least I was spared the
directoire knickers my mother had to make by hand at Oxford High in the