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Create the Folklore look!
Posted By Lena Kantis On 5 November, 2009 @ 08:32 In Embroidery,Inspiration,Sewing | No Comments
I was very happy the other day as I was organizing my sewing room in the basement of our house. I found a half-made sewing project in a paper bag that I did not have had time to finish last year. It is a skirt in medium weight wool, with two different matching fabrics. It is a lovely blue-green color (in Sweden we call this color Petrol), and the quality of the fabric is very easy and smooth to sew on.
Here is how I am planning to decorate this skirt:
I have the seams on the outside of the front and back pieces and I will make fringe of the seam allowance. It is very easy to sew the seams together with a straight stitch, wrong side to wrong side. To make the seam safer I also added a narrow three step zig-zag seam just outside the straight stitch. Finally, I pulled out the threads in the seam allowance, all the way down to the zig-zag seam.
The embroidery is chose to use on the skirt is the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #210, “Handlook Needlework”. I have wanted to embroider these designs for a long time, but have not had a project to sew on. Here is a picture of the first embroidery on the skirt. For this skirt I used stronger stabilisers; one layer of “Cut-Away” plus one layer of “Tear-Away”. To embroider this design you should use the “30 weight cotton thread”, but I couldn’t find a nice color to match the blue-green color of the fabric so instead I used 2 threads of the “Sulky Rayon 40” in the same needle.
My colleague Ingela has sewn a magnificent skirt too. Look at this picture how nice it is!
I’m glad I found this half-made project to sew on – maybe you also have something half-made which you should go back to and finish up today! Take a look in your wardrobe!
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