Choly Knight

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Infographic: Satin Stitch Applique

It’s infographic time again! I feel like a lot of my topics have been leading up to this one, since it is a slightly more advanced technique. Satin stitching is one of those techniques that is mostly about practice. Once you’re sure your machine can do the stitch, you just need to get used to the feel of it in your hands and you’ll get better. So don’t feel too upset if it’s not perfect the first time.
I personally love it a lot since you can get embroidery machine-quality results while using a regular machine. It’s like regular fusible web applique but taken up a few notches with the addition of stabilizer and some other tweaks to your machine.
If you want to give it a try, I definitely suggest testing it first on scrap fabric. Maybe even try just doing straight lines first to see if your machine can handle it.
I hope this helps some people!


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Freebie Friday! Bow Clutch

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I have been seeing so many cute pouches with a bow motif on the sewing blogs over the past year! Whether they have bows attached or the pouch becomes a bow itself, it’s really common theme and I just love all of them. I thought I would add my own version to the dialogue with this little pouch here. I made a few versions but the ones I liked best were out of satin, which seemed fitting because it looks like these babies would make good bridesmaid or prom clutches – at least something cute to bring to a special occasion. Whatever fabric you decide to use, I would definitely recommend it be solid or from a small print. I tried these with a large print and the motifs just get lost in the folds of the bow, so you can’t really tell what’s going on.

The step-by-step photos I think make the clutch look harder than it really is, and it’s easy to get disoriented and forget what goes where. I would suggest using labels that point which side is up and which side is the right side if you get confused after glancing through instructions before getting started.

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Freebie Friday! The Pleated Clutch

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Hi everyone! I’m back to stop in for another quick tutorial during my semi-hiatus :B This time around I made some simple pouches from my stash of satin fabrics. Finding projects to make from such tiny bits of flimsy fabrics like lining and satin is always tough, so when I find a good purpose I really milk it as you can see from all the variations I made here XD Even though satin fabric is really flimsy, I just love all the neat things you can do to manipulate it, and for the most part it really goes along for the ride. You can gather it, pleat it, scrunch it, fold it, drape it, whatever – and it all seems to look purposeful. I played with that a little here by making this small clutch pouch with pleats in it. It seems like the perfect thing to whip up to take along with you to a wedding or something, and you can make it perfectly match your dress ^-^

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Pattern Review: Vogue’s 1031 Dress

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Something different today! I have a sewing pattern to review now ^-~ This dress is Vogue 1031, a floor length bias dress with draped neckline, spaghetti straps, pleated inset, and side zipper. Bias dresses like this are probably one of my favorite things to sew, I love the way they come together and I love the way they look. If you are a fan of the way bias works and feels, then I definitely suggest you think about getting it 😀

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