Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What We're Sewing: Jen

After stumbling across a link to this tutorial on Instagram, Jen knew she needed up whip up a few to use at home! Inspired by the Lotta Jansdotter prints that May Chappell used, Jen pulled out some long coveted fat quarters from Lotta's line, Echo. 

Tools & Notions Jen found helpful:
-Make a Zipper Tape (if you haven't used these you don't know what you're missing!- 12 zipper pulls on 5 1/2 yards of zipper so you can customize the size!)
-BERNINA Feet: #52 Teflon Sole  & #10 Edgestitching (read a bit about why we love these feet here)
-Wonder Clips (again, if you've never used these- treat yourself to some!)

A short time later....Voila! Two super cute project bags ready to be filled with What We're Sewing next! Jen varied a bit from the tutorial, and inserted the zipper on the back side of one of the bags. It's always good to have a bit of variation! 

**Jen shared that she thought these were great bags to make in 'production line' style, (do all your cutting at once, step 1 for all bags at once, etc.)** 

We have everything you'll need to make some of these great bags, so stop in (or shop online with us) to grab your supplies, and mosey on over to May Chappell's tutorial to get started! 

BERNINA's Fall Sale

Although I'm sure we're all upset that summer is winding down, there is a silver lining to the beginning of Fall--now's the time to stock up on all those wish-list presser feet! BERNINA's Fall Sale is starting! September 10-14th save 25% on BERNINA presser feet! 

Here are some of our favorite BERNINA feet that we couldn't live without:

#10/10C/10D Edgestitch Foot: Ideal for  clean topstitching finishes, hemming, decorative sewing and "stitch in the ditch" sewing

#12/12C Bulky Overlock Foot: Ideal for sewing bulky knits, creating and attaching piping, or adding decorative items like thick cords and sequins 

#30/#31/#32/#33 (3/5/7/9) Groove Pintuck Foot: Ideal for sewing pintucks with either single or double needles on all weights of fabric 

#50 Three-Soled Walking Foot: Ideal for sewing bulky fabrics, or fabrics of different weights. Can also be used in machine quilting. Comes with three soles: standard, quilting, central guide 

#52/52C/52D Teflon Sole Zigzag Foot: Ideal for sewing on 'sticky' fabrics such as leather, plastic, vinyl or pleather. We used this foot the other day when making project bags- check out the tutorial here!

#71 Lap Seam Foot: Ideal for sewing laped and flat-felled seams on heavy fabric. This foot can also be used to sew on quilting binding- check out this great tutorial to learn how! 

#86 Ruffler Foot: Ideal for gathering and pleating fabric. You can choose to stitch/gather at every stitch, 6th stitch, or 12th stitch

#97/97D 9mm 1/4 Inch Foot: Ideal for 9mm machines, this 1/4 foot with screw-in guide helps in the creation of perfect quarter-inch seams

Not in the market for feet? In the market for a new machine? BERNINA's Fall Sale has something for you, too! You can take home a B215 for ONLY $699! This is an amazing deal for an amazing machine! The 215 is incredibly versatile- perfect for a beginning sewer, someone who needs a utilitarian machine for home projects, or even a sewing enthusiast looking for a 'travel' machine to take to class. 

What's better than this amazing machine for only $699? Using BERNINA's site DesignSkins, you can customize the look of your machine! Choose from one of their pre-selected images, OR upload one of your own!