Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

After this post, there’s only one more left. We’re all fairly certain you know what it is by now.  I think after now, there are some very nice projects finishing up. Maybe some have already finished! We have one more post and then we’ll pick a winner that will be featured in an issue of Creative Machine Embroidery magazine.

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Remember, there is still time to enter the sweepstakes! There are many great prizes that could be yours! Below is a showing of what is at ‘stake’!

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Let’s have Kim get started.

We’re in the home stretch of this mystery sew-away project. I’m sure everyone realizes we’re creating a purse! This post will focus on attaching the lining, topstitching the purse exterior and installing the zipper.

Press one strap tab in half lengthwise with wrong sides together; unfold. Fold each long edge toward the wrong side to meet at the center foldline; press. Repeat to fold the remaining strap tab.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Fold the tab in half widthwise with wrong sides together; press. Insert the tab through a D-ring aligning the wrong sides together and the short ends. Repeat to create the remaining strap tab. Center one strap tab over one side-panel upper edge, aligning the strap short ends with the side panel raw edge. Hand baste 1/4” from the short ends. {Photo #5-2}

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Repeat to baste the remaining strap tab to the opposite side panel.

Fold the upper-back panel and interior band down over the panel right side. Whipstitch the side panel to the upper panel at each corner

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Place the lining over the exterior with right sides together, aligning the upper edge and seamlines; pin, and then stitch.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Remove the zipper panel and strap tab basting stitches. Press the seam allowance toward the lining, and then press open the zipper panel and front panel seam allowances. Turn the bag right side out though he lining opening. Set your machine up to sew with the free arm. Insert the free arm through the lining opening and understitch the lining.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Press the zipper panels toward the lining. Install a zipper foot onto the machine. Topstitch the zipper panel 1/8” from interior band/zipper panel seamline.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Repeat to stitch the opposite zipper panel. Topstitch the upper-front panel, beginning at one short end as close to the side panel as possible.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

End at the opposite short end.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Slipstitch the lining opening closed. Push the lining into the bag with wrong sides together, favoring the bag upper edge toward the lining.

If you purchased a zipper longer than 11” you will have to trim the zipper. If you’re using an 11” zipper, skip to the zipper insertion instructions. Measure 11 1/2” from the zipper end; pin-mark. Unzip the zipper 1” past the pin-mark. Trim the zipper at the pin-mark.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Using a chalk wheel, mark 1/2” from the zipper cut edge. Using needle-nose pliers, remove the zipper teeth on each tape edge up to the mark.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Position one zipper stop over the zipper tape just above the last zipper tooth. Using pliers, squeeze the stop together to secure.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Insert the left zipper tape in between the front zipper panels, aligning the zipper end in the right panel short end seam allowance and the zipper teeth 1/8” from the panel long edge; hand baste.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Align the zipper upper edge in the left zipper panel short end, folding back the zipper frayed short end onto itself and into the panel seam allowance. Hand baste to secure.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Align the upper and lower zipper panel with wrong sides together; hand baste 1/4” from the folded edge.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Topstitch the zipper panel 1/8” form the folded long edge.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Repeat to stitch the right zipper tape to the back zipper panel.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

Below are two detail images of the zipper.

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

 Mystery Sew Along Part 5: Lining, Top Stitching & Zippers

SOURCE

Big Duck Canvas Warehouse provided the 15-ounce navy blue duck fabric: (800) 704-6138, bigduckcanvas.com.

The last post is coming up and will focus on creating the handles and straps. And you finally get to see the final purse put all together!

Here are the free designs from past blog posts if you should need them.

Arrow

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Diamond

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Pattern Fill

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Learn Fine Sewing Techniques from Martha Pullen Co.

We’ve talked a lot about the upcoming licensing event from Martha Pullen Co. Serger Serger! event.  This is really exciting because it is the first time that this course is offered online! No more traveling to other locations (although I think that’s part of the fun) you can now take the course in your own home.

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You’ll study with the same fantastic Martha Pullen faculty during your online experience but just in your home on your schedule. Continue reading

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Forecast Calls For Sewing -12 Hours of Sewing Ahead!

A Whole Day of Sewing?! What Would You Do?

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Style tips and inspiration with Katrina Walker

Celebrated author and teacher, Katrina Walker is a long-time contributor to both CME and Sew News, and she is the creator behind the fabulous Lovely in Lace dress featured in our newest issue of CME. Katrina’s creations are always immaculately constructed and with impeccable style. Read on to learn more about Katrina, her inspiration, her favorite recent trends and her upcoming webinar, called Sewing for Style. Continue reading

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Mystery Sew Along Part 4: Inserting Pockets

Kim continues on with the CME Mystery Sew Along. I’m sure the mystery is growing more familiar. MysterySewAlongLogo3 Mystery Sew Along Part 4: Inserting Pockets I love adding pockets to anything-dresses, pants, bags, whatever! And a small interior pocket for this project is no exception. This post will focus on creating an easy welt pocket and constructing the lining. You can also take this welt pocket technique and use it on another project. This technique is simpler than a traditional welt pocket, but looks just as good. Continue reading

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Winner Annouced!

The winner of last month’s blog post – For Machine Embroidery Fans Only on March 23 –

is Joi! I will reach out to you shortly and tell you how to get your gift pack.

If I don’t hear back within 30 days, I’ll pick another winner.

Thanks everyone for commenting and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Jill

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For Machine Embroidery Fans Only

 

One simple question for all you lovers of machine embroidery. I would love to know what types of machine embroidery projects you like to do? Are you primarily interested in machine embroidery for garments? Or do you like to do quick and easy projects with your embroidery machine, such as Lisa Archer’s in-the-hoop projects?

pig 200 For Machine Embroidery Fans OnlyPerhaps you like to use your embroidery machine for quilting purposes or to make table runners and mug rugs? Are you interested in learning to digitize embroidery designs? Maybe you’re a beginner and want to learn the basics from pros like Lisa Shaw?
Maybe you would like to do something different such as make beautiful jewelry?Ombre Rose 300x300 For Machine Embroidery Fans Only

Whatever your tastes are, please leave a comment below as to what are your favorite ways to use your embroidery machine. Or if you are new to machine embroidery what would you like to get out of your machine?

Leave a comment on the blog as to your favorite ways you like to use your machine and you’ll be entered to win a sewing and embroidery gift pack.

This gift pack includes:

  • Anita Goodesign special edition quilt block set
  • Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kit
  • Kaffee Fassette’s Simple Shapes – Spectacular Quilts book with 23 original quilt designs
  • Busy with Buttons by Jill Gorski
  • Embroidery Workshops by Rebecca Ringquist

And, maybe a few other goodies for good measure. So, please leave me a comment and one lucky winner will be picked on March 29th.

Winner has been announced. Thank you everyone for commenting!

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New Webinar with Lisa Shaw! Learn All About Your Embrodiery Machine

Many of you who read this newsletter consider yourselves to be intermediate to advanced in your machine embroidery skills. Do you know all the inner workings of your embroidery machine? Do you know what it’s ‘guts’ look like? Have you ever wondered? If so, you you’ll want to check out the latest webinar Machine Embroidery 101 with Lisa Shaw.

ME101 Lisa Shaw New Webinar with Lisa Shaw! Learn All About Your Embrodiery MachineWe all know how expensive embroidery machines can be and you’ll want to protect that investment by knowing how it all functions beyond just turning it on. Machine Embroidery 101 with Lisa Shaw is all about the inner workings of a embroidery machine; important, need-to-know info! Continue reading

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Mystery Sew Along Part 3: Download Latest Design + Constructing Exterior

Finally, Part 3 of the Mystery Sew Along! Kim has been monitoring the comments and looks like we’re moving along. I’m sure some of you have already guessed what it is.

Here is the latest free design.

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In this post we’ll finish constructing the exterior to get ready for the lining.

Position one handle tab wrong side up on a flat work surface. Place fusible tape to each tab short edge; fuse following the manufacturer’s instructions.  Remove the paper backing. Fold each edge 1/4” toward the wrong side; press. Continue reading

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Mystery Sew Along Part 2: Download Latest Design + Beginning Construction

REVISED

It’s time to reveal a little more to this mystery project. In the first post, we listed all the supplies needed, and cut out the pattern pieces. Now it’s time to embroider and start sewing. Any guesses on what the project is yet? Continue reading

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