it is september already! this is national sewing month in the states, and despite the fact that life has thrown me several curves recently, i am going to do my best to post every day this month. i'm not promising these posts will be good, but they will be published. :)
today i worked on a secret project—i can’t tell you what it is or show it to you yet because the recipient of the gift sometimes reads this blog. so instead i’ll show you a nifty trick i used to complete the gift.
the project required corners, and since this is for someone i love, i decided to go all out, skip the serger and make mitered corners on the sewing machine. since i can’t show them to you, here is a paperized version of it.
press one edge to the finished width.
press the next edge to the finished width.
press again so that each raw edge meets the folds.
this is where the point of the corner will be when you are finished.
fold diagonally to create a crease that you will use for reference.
open, then fold the point toward the center, not quite all the way to the finished point location, making sure the reference crease is lined up--thus, making a new, different reference crease.
this will be the second and final reference crease.
cut along the crease you just created.
fold the cut edge so that the finished point location is on the fold.
refold each raw edge, then refold again to enclose.
the folds should meet neatly with no overlap or gap.
stitch as close to the folded edge as possible.
SRC: the fabric i used today came from my stash so long ago that i honestly believe it might pre-date my marriage! so i’m going to say it is at least 18 years old, and it was one yard of fabric. i used almost all of it today, and will use the rest tomorrow to complete the other item that goes with the gift. so for this project i’m counting 180 points for age and 20 points for not defaulting to a serger rolled edge. 200 points for me and there are still points available for the rest of this fabric!
*what kinds of things are you working on these days? anything you can talk about?