Practising with Applique

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Practising with Applique

Post by KimChick » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:42 am

Just finished this bag a couple of days ago using only materials at hand, except the fabric for the letters and the green thread. Not only am I practising applique skills, but also with making a pattern with the size and shape I want, and recording the method I used to make it. Plus, for the green outline stitching of the letters, the thread is a shiny viscose and very thin. It took a couple of machine adjustments to get the tension right so it would stop breaking, even after a sample run. So it's a bit sloppy. Over time, I may change the straps from the cotton twill tape to something more robust because it's a bit soft.
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Re: Practising with Applique

Post by Killerbunny » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:20 pm

Oh we need ones with chickens on!
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Re: Practising with Applique

Post by lolotsung » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:59 pm

https://www.mec.ca/en/products/climbing ... rock-ropes Maybe webbing for mountain climbing?
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Re: Practising with Applique

Post by KimChick » Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:23 pm

I did change the straps to cotton webbing, and they are much better.
However, I think that straps made from the same fabric as the bag, as I had done with another bag, are better.
Right now, I am in the middle of making egg carton/produce bags out of old sheeting. I keep running out of plastic bags when people need one for 2 or 3 dozen eggs.
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Re: Practising with Applique

Post by lolotsung » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:19 pm

That is a great idea! Cotton is natural looking. :love smiley: I've been wearing wax cotton coats since my teenage years. Thornproof, waterproof, and strong.
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