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How to sew a fabric tray

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . This fabric tray is perfect for all of your nick-nacks, your keys, your sunglasses, or your birthday card from last year.  After spending a bit of time, and trial and error, figuring out how I could get a fabric tray to actually stay up by itself and be rigid enough to actually be called a tray, I ended up with this pattern.  Recommended read:  How to sew a fabric tray; the quicker way What you will need: Cotton fabric Iron and ironing board Batting Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Seam gauge or measuring tape Sewing machine Sewing machine thread and needle Optional: pins and safety pins Optional: walking foot (makes it easier to sew all three layers) or free motion quilting foot (if you’d rather quilt it than sew in the ditch) The steps: Cut  two pieces of fabric and a piece of batting to 13” x 13” Optional: you could embroider one of the pieces.  ‘Sandwich’  the pieces together. With one square of fabric on the bottom, the ba

Making the winter soldier book

This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . I don’t know about you, but I know that I’m a huge Marvel fan! (And Star Wars too!)  And the new Marvel series, Wandavision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki just got me even more into Marvel! And that gave me the idea of creating the winter soldier book for myself! In today's article, I will guide you through how I made a winter soldier fabric book cover .  Follow along with this project and share your result in  Lizzsews Facebook group . Recommended read: 10 things you need to start sewing by machine today Recommended read: How I made article series What I used: Printer + paper Black twill fabric Red cotton fabric Notebook (mine was about 7” x 5”) Rotary cutter and  self-healing cutting mat Sewing machine + supplies  How I made: To start , I came up with a basic idea of what I wanted, what I was looking for.  I decided that I wanted a tightly fitting book cover that fit as if it was the cover of the book. And I wanted it to

How to embroider a patch

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Patches are probably one of the most important projects that all embroiderers should know how to do. But they are also one of the most overlooked projects by embroiderers! Me? Oh, I’m guilty of this too! I actually just recently learned how to make patches! Here I will share the ‘how to’ that I ended up with. After much trial and error of what worked and what didn’t as well as what materials to use. I present you with my final copy of, how to embroider a patch! What you will need: Tear-away stabilizer  Twill fabric Embroidery machine Machine embroidery needle Machine embroidery thread 60wt or 90wt bobbin thread (depends on your machine)  My free patch box design A patch design, like this dancer patch or landscape patch Hot knife with cutting tip (soldering iron) Glass cutting board with a smooth side Iron and ironing board Thermal adhesive film The steps: -Start by tightly hooping your tear-away stabilizer.  Recommended read:  How to hoop

Patch box file

 Next week, I will be posting an article on how to embroider patches . Ever since I made my post a few months ago saying that my patch supplies had arrived , I have tested out many different ways to make them and I have tested out many different types of materials and steps.  In this article, I will be sharing the file which I digitized. This file is to stabilize the twill fabric on top of your tear-away stabilizer in the hoop. Not only does it keep your fabric stable whilst embroidering, which is very important, but it also reduces your use of fabric, meaning that you can make more patches with that metre of twill fabric! THE FILE CAN BE FOUND HERE (along with 2 other freebies๐Ÿ˜‰) Please do not share this file with others. It is the property of Lizzsews. If you would like to share this file, please instead refer them to my website ! I appreciate every single one of you who read my articles. Recommended read: How to embroider a patch -Learn how to make patches, the supplies you will n