Saturday, 7 September 2013

UNIT 4 !!!!

7th September 2013

I printed out my Unit 4 today and it looks really interesting and will certainly take me, yet again, out of my comfort zone!!

This unit includes making holes, soluble fabrics, edges, and cords and tassels.

I have never ever used a machine to make a button hole but I had to 'bite the bullet' today.
I had to follow the instructions from my manual-not easy- I find it much easier to be 'shown'.

I used felt to practise and for some unknown reason only the No 2 button hole setting seemed to be successful.

From left to right:-   top not quite right, kept sewing in the same spot, good except I cut the threads when making the opening!
The only success was with the simple programme.




The holes are the perfect size!!

I think I am going to need a lot of practise to produce samples from my ideas sheet!!


I also finished my wave cushion and am going to put it in the raffle at my friend's Macmillan Coffee Day.  

I think I will try the smaller wave next time.


I sent for a soldering iron today to experiment with making holes in man made fabrics. Can't wait to play.



4 comments:

  1. Just don't set fire to your home when playing with your new toy xxx

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  2. Button holes look tricky.
    I'm
    Overtime wave cushion. I wonder whatnot would be like using the heat shrinking fabric we saw at then NEC? It might be too much work just to shrink it?

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  3. There wouldn't be a set pattern with the shrinking but I suppose it would be worth trying with the wavy stitch on my machine-food for thought...

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