Happy Thursday Everyone! Remember I told you I broke out something fashion sewers either love or hate? Did you guess what it was? Yes, it is the dreaded Basic Pattern! Can you believe this thing causes so much consternation with fashion sewers that most sewers just give up and swear off sewing all together? There… Continue reading The Basic Pattern Set – The Alter to Fit Method
Wow! I really love my new crutch bag!She's all finished and currently ready to go to work for me! The last step in the process of making this bag was to attach the bias binding around the raw seam edges. I added a little loop and button to the top of the bag as well. … Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – The Edge Binding and Reveal!
Now all I need to do is attach the straps to the bag! This next decision was one I mulled over a while. Since I'm going to put the straps into the seam and then bind the edges with bias tape (oh...forgot to tell you that I made that decision) I want to trim down… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Attaching The Straps
Next up on this project are the straps. Just how am I going to strap this bag to the crutch? I played around with a few ideas, pinning, re-locating, velcro-ing and even sewed a version for the bottom/side stabilizer strap below...That was test one. I had only sewed it in the middle and not only… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Fabricating The Straps
Before I sew up the other side panel I was thinking about adding an outside pocket. I don't want to think too much here, just add on a quickie patch pocket to see how it will work. First I make a pattern and add on 1/2" seam allowance. Then I fussy cut out a little… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Adding An Outside Pocket
I left off yesterday with the side panel pattern made and selecting a coordinate fabric. Next, I layer up another quilt sandwich just like I did for the Front and Back.Pin the sandwich in place and then free motion quilt it together.This quilting thing is getting easier! Next, I cut out the two side panel… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Sewing Up the Side Panels
Now that the Front and the Back are cut out I ponder whether or not I need to add in a side panel. My instinct is telling me to do it but I'm not so sure. I don't have enough bag experience to unequivocally say to myself "yes...you need a side panel..." but I have… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Some Side Panels?
I have an idea of what I want in the bag I want to attach to my crutch. Right now it's just in my head so as I work through this idea I'm thinking that I'll try and work through this design as I sew it. One thing that this design must do is hold… Continue reading The Crutch Bag Project – Drafting Up an Idea
The Bum Adjustment. Butt Adjustment. Protruding Rear-End Adjustment. Junk in the Trunk Adjustment, whatever you want to call it adjustment. That is my next step on these pants. Although I've expanded the hip line to give me enough room around the hips I neglected to take into consideration the room I need in the body… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 5-The Bum Adjustment
Well, here's the muslin, finally! I enjoyed our visitors this last week and remind me to tell you all about this fabulous restaurant we went to on Saturday night....delightfull! First of all I want to apologize for these very grainy photos. I was fiddling around with my point and shoot camera thinking I could take… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Entry 4-The Muslin