Trying A New Technique
I recently read about the way tiny squares could be sewn together by way of a fusible web on the back. So with some tiny squares I thought I might have a go. I needed a new bag for my patchwork kit so with just a few scraps of Sevenberry Japanese Fabric in pinks I tried.
|Sevenberry Japanese cottons|
I cut the larger piece of fabric into 2 inch squares and placed it on the adhesive web edge to edge. I then sewed the columns horizontally - snipping the back and ironing seams open - until I had covered the fusible backing and then sewed across the columms vertically - again snipping the back and ironing seams open - until I had covered the backing. I used just a little fabric, 1 x 16 x 12 inch, (for the front), and 3 x 9 x 7 inches (for the back and lining). It was a very easy way to join tiny squares (on the front only), I shall now try it again with different and mixed fabric squares and a larger finished size and make a true patchwork. The finished bag is 8 x 6 inches and just right for my crochet project kit.
The tutorial that I used can be found here at Sew Mama Sew.
|Zipped lined bag|
|Tiny patches decorated with buttons|
|Sevenberry Fabric backing|
|Just the right size for hook and yarn|
|Not perfect squares but a good first try|
I was relatively pleased with the effort but felt it would have been easier to put the zip into a piece of fabric that did not have so many joins, luckily the cotton is rather thin and so it eventually went in rather well and fairly neatly.