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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Add a bit of creativity

I love to add a bit of flair and creativity to premade items...like a canvas tote. I like to use them as bases for projects in my online classes as they are versatile and easy to decorate. While creating a project for an upcoming online class I thought I'd share a tip.

Adding some trim to the top edge of a canvas bag can really make a big impact. But stitching through so many layers...the canvas, and in this case, two layers of strapping can often lead to skipped stitches. I changed the needle, but still it was difficult. Make sure to sew slowly and if you have a walking foot, use it. It is made for helping all the layers move into the needle at the same rate of speed. It worked great!

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