Today's giveaway is all about sewing! And along with today's giveaway of 4 sewing books and supplies, there is a great tip about sewing tiny triangles on your top-stitched patch pocket to make them sturdier from the book First Time Sewing: Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects.
This Craftside giveaway includes:
-Gütermann thread - 7 spools of 100% recycled rPET polyester thread in pastel colors.
-A Dritz tape measure.
-3 pretty Belle Buttons by Dritz.
Along with today's giveaway I want to share with you a fun tiny detail from First Time Sewing. If you sew things with patch pockets, check out this little triangle detail that will make them pretty and sturdy.
-With a pencil or erasable fabric marker, draw a small triangle in each upper corner of each pocket, 1⁄8 " (3 mm) from the top and side edges.
-Place the skirt under the presser foot with the top of the pocket toward you, aligning the needle to start sewing at the lowest point of the triangle.
-Stitch forward two stitches, then backstitch two stitches. Now stitch diagonally to the top, pivot, and stitch a few stitches across the top of the triangle.
-Pivot again so the needle is now aligned to stitch down the side of the pocket.
-Edgestitch around the sides and the bottom of the pocket, and finish with the triangle on the opposite corner, again backstitching two stitches.
-TIP: Apron pockets are used frequently. Stitching triangles at the top corners reinforces them better than merely backstitching, which can put more strain on the skirt fabric beneath the pocket.
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