Sometimes, after making a gazillion of the same purse over and over again, I just want to try something new. Something free and unplanned. So I started with some pieces from my stash and just started playing.
After a few minutes it got to be about the size of a mini patchfolio cover…
…so that’s what it became.
I needed to just play around in the sewing room. It’s been too long since I’ve taken the time to do it for myself.
Did you know you can sew scraps of Warm ‘n Natural batting together for quilted projects (like the mini patch above) if it won’t be washed? Cut the batting with your rotary cutter to get 2 straight edges and zigzag them together on the machine, holding the pieces together as they go under the presser foot.
Here’s the sewn line. You can see it, but you can barely feel it. There’s no bump where the thread is. Perfect.
This may work with other sturdy battings, but I don’t think this would work with polyester batting since it isn’t as thick.
And as for the gazillion purses? I’ll post about them another time – closer to when the pattern is ready.