Sunday, September 23

Piping..pfffff!

What to do on a rainy sunday afternoon? Well, how about a bit of relaxing in your sewingroom? That sounded like a good idea and i still had the paperpieced Featherweight block lying around.
Decided it had to become a tote. Not for grocery shopping but for the FW.
The pattern required ready-bought piping. Not going to happen. the only thing I could get here was  "yuk" polyester/shiny/pastel coloured stuff. So instead i bought cord and ready made bias strips and made myself some piping. So far so good.
Getting the piping on the pattern pieces was another story! What a struggle to get it as tight as i wanted it to be.
Wááááyyyy past dinnertime I had a headache and this:


I lined it with fusible fleece and wanted it INSIDE the case to protect the FW from bumping. It's a bit taller than the original pattern so I can fold it over the machine, just in case the footpedal drops from the cases lid.
..and i can safely lift it in ánd out the case. Although I made many mistakes, putting the block upside down is NOT one of it.
It's a dustcover as well. How clever! (not my idea..)
Some more pics to show that wretched piping

Tutorial is to be found here
Now I can relax and to some handquilting on the couch...

6 comments:

  1. oh my goodness - that is an awesome tote! i would never have thought of it ... so, please don't let little Bette Black (my FW) know because she will want one, too

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  2. Mooi! En dubbel zo handig! Maar goed dus, dat je dat blok ondersteboven hebt gemaakt. Geweldig.

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  3. I'm with Dianne. My little FW now things she needs one too. THANKS! Haha yours is adorable!

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  4. Oh and where did you get the PP pattern from, I LOVE it!!!

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  5. Chapeau! Dat is een heel knappe tas-hoes. Ziet er perfect uit. En jij kunt niet goed met de naaimachine overweg?

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  6. Ja piping kan heel vervelend zijn, maar het tasje ziet er strak en mooi uit.

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