Adding Fun, Simple Shapes To Your Sewing Projects | Tiffany Dunn | Skillshare

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Adding Fun, Simple Shapes To Your Sewing Projects

teacher avatar Tiffany Dunn, Fashion, Sewing, Design

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6 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Making Your Pattern Piece

    • 3. Cutting Fabric

    • 4. Sewing Part 1

    • 5. Sewing Part 2

    • 6. Attaching

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Adding a decorative element to your sewing projects can really make them pop! In this class I'll show you how to do that by making fun shapes out of fabric to compliment whatever project you are working on. I'll show you several methods, walking you through my process, as I prepare my shapes for a couple different projects. As you'll see there are many ways to go about making your shapes and even more ways to decorate with them!

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Tiffany Dunn

Fashion, Sewing, Design


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1. Intro: Hey there, I'm Tiffany done today. I want to teach you how to add fun in simple shapes to your sewing projects. I'll be showing you several different ways to create and apply them through several different projects. I'm working on the's classes made to company my reversible tote class, but can be used in other sewing projects as well. For the class project, you will add your own shapes to a sewing project you're working on. If you need a project, check out my reversible tote class or my pocket pillow class. I'll leave the links in the about section of this class list of tools and supplies can also be found in the past Project section. Okay, okay, let's get started. 2. Making Your Pattern Piece: Our first step is making a pattern piece. There are many ways to do this and I'll show you a couple for my first project. I'm working with circles. I wanted them to be as brown as possible. So I created them on a computer and printed the mountains. I also wanted to use less paper, so I printed them inside each other. Since I did this, I just need to be careful when cutting them out of paper. Another way I can create my pattern piece is by hand. I'm drawing the heart this time and want to make it as symmetrical as possible. So I'm folding my paper in half. You can be as precise or lose as you want here. Just remember it will affect your final shape. 3. Cutting Fabric: our next step is heading the pieces from fabric. Be sure your fabric is folded in half, so you can cut two pieces of fabric for each pattern piece. At the same time, pimpin your pattern pieces to your fabric and cut. 4. Sewing Part 1: fabric so right sides are facing together and pin around. We need to keep a little section open. So if you want, you can place a pin sideways to help remind you if possible, using a straight edge is easier. As you can see, I'm doing with the heart. If you leave the opening on a straight edge, you won't have as much trouble talking in the raw edges later as we finish piece. So around finding your foot up with the edge of your fabric, leave a small opening about 1 to 3 inches. - If you have rounded corners, you can snip little V shapes around them. This'll help the fabrics of better once apiece finished. I didn't do this with my circles, but I did with part. 5. Sewing Part 2: turn your pieces right side out, tucking in the hard edges to the correct shape. Iron down. - Next , you can optionally so around the shape, closer to the edge than before to close it. If you do this, you'll see two seems on your shapes when she finished design. If you don't want to see both, seems one option is to use invisible threat. Another option is to skip this step and move onto the next one. I will be using this step with the circles, but not for the heart. 6. Attaching: I'll be placed in my shapes onto two different tote bags have not actually sewn my pieces together for this. Taub. I get shapes are easiest to apply to a simple piece of fabric cut to the right size for your project. Also a player in a vision. First, if necessary, decide where to place your shapes on your sewing project, taking into account seam allowances and any other decorative elements pin in place. As you can see, I have not sown around the heart yet. I wanted to only have one visible scene so around your shape, closer to the edge of your fabric than at the beginning. This will ensure the opening closes right with the edges typed in. - Now your product is ready to finish and you are done with your shapes.