Friday, May 27, 2011

Serger Bath Mat Directions

                                                      Serger Bath Mat Directions

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Purchase three large bath towels.

I trim off all of the sewn sides of the bath towel so nothing is left but the terry cloth material.  For the size of bath mat that I made, you need 40 squares cut 6" X 7".

I cut 13 squares of two colors and 14 squares of the one remaining color.  This equals out to 40 squares. 

The bath mats finished size is approximately.21" X 32".

Serge 20 squares together in the pattern of your choice for the top of the bath mat and repeat for the 20 squares left for the bottom.  After you have the top and bottom made, put right sides together and serge around edges leaving an 8" opening for turning right side out. 

Turn bath mat right side out and sew  8" opening closed by hand.  I also do a small tack stitch by hand in a few of the corners of several squares to hold the back and front together.


If you run into the problem while serging that the bottom square is longer that the top square you can use your differential feed to adjust the difference.  What I do is turn my differential feed up all the way to 2.2.  What this will do is pull that bottom square in tighter.  Take several stitches and measure again.  When you see that the top square and the bottom square are now even, you can set your differential feed back to the original setting of 1.0 - this also works the opposite way.  If the top square is longer than the bottom square, then turn the differential feed to 0.5, take  a few stitches and when the top and bottom square are even again, then set the differential feed back to original position of 1.0  .

Remember the higher number tightens and the lower number loosens your bottom layer. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kwik Sew 7171 Pattern

  I made the cherry purse and  the yellow purse with this pattern.  Amazon only has 4 left.  You can purchase right here if you want one.

Great Pillow Made By Phyllis!

I wanted to show everyone a pillow made by Phyllis in VA.  She followed along with my pillow videos and did a great job, didn't she!!  Phyllis says she is making one now for her sister.  The more you make the faster you can whip these out.  I just love how nice the piping turns out.  Phyllis this looks fantastic and I love your choice of material!!

If anyone wants to try this project you can watch my videos.  There is a part one and a part two!!

Cherry Purse Winner

Lucky Number 52!!!!!!  Thank you to everyone who participated,  I appreciate you stopping by my blog and I hope you will continue to follow along with me.  I will have a new video coming out this week for you to enjoy!   Now the Winner Is::::::::::::::::::::::

Peach Rainbow is the winner of the "Cherry Purse"  Congratulations! 

Peach Rainbow said...

Sweet bag!

I follow via GFC!

Thanks for the chance :D

May 25, 2011 12:22 PM

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Be Sure and Sign Up To Win This Cherry Purse!!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to any new vistors here visiting my site through Sew Mama Sew's GiveAway Day!
Would you like to WIN this purse??  It is a cute little sling purse with big cherries on it!  I made it for the contest and then thought, oh it is to cute to give away, but I will!!  I think I have enough material to make another one.  Just great for the upcoming summer months!  To win, you must be a follower to my blog, and you also must leave a comment on my purse.  Also please let me know how you are connected to my blog.  Email, Follower, Facebook, RSS Feed?  The May Give Away Day is May 23rd!  Hurry and sign up, this could be on your door step real soon!
Lets go over this again!

1.  Be a follower to my blog in some form and let me know what that is.
2.  Leave a comment on this Giveaway post.
3.  Be sure and leave me your email address so I can contact you.

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International shipping is O.K.  This giveaway will end on May 25 2011, at 11:59 PM EDT. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Winner will be chosen by the widget I have embedded at the bottom of this page. GOOD LUCK!

Just Made A New Purse!

 I made this new purse.  This was the first time I tried a purse like this.  I made a few changes.  I made strips of several different fabrics. I just sewed them together to make my material.  Then I cut out the pattern.  After I had the purse finished, I realized, I should of put in a magnetic closure. Duh!!  Nothing was mentioned in the pattern, but I should of picked up on that.  I then added the tie straps, so I could tie the purse closed.   Actually the purse is deep enough that I don't think anything would fall out but I just wanted to be sure.  Sometimes I give them a sling into the backseat of my car when I am driving.   I added antique buttons to the end of the ties.  This is a Kwik Sew Pattern # 3171.  You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.