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Monday, October 1, 2012

Bag Project 19 - Sewing Notions Box

My 10th project with Alice Peng's sew along...   Another one with cord piping.    Wanted the box to stand well, I used very hard stabiliser...   so difficult to sew at the corner.   Not so much about the ability of the sewing machine sewing thick material, but more of ensuring edges of all layers line up exactly...





A few photos which hopefully explain the technique I was taught on how to do cord piping which cover a full square/rectangular/circle:


 First, find out the length of bias tape

 Remove the clip and sew the 2 ends together...   See step 5 here : http://www.sewlover.com/basic/binding/01.html



Now, we have the right length of bias tape with 2 ends sewn.


  Baste it..  and then put the cord in the middle and fold the bias tape into half..



Baste it again but make sure you leave a few centimeters not basted at the 2 ends of the cord

Hand sew the 2 ends of the cord together....

Baste the 2 ends....

I hope the above pictures are useful to you....  

When sewing the pieces together, it is very important that edges of all pieces line up correctly.

Useful reference links for adding piping to bag:
1) http://www.sew-it-love-it.com/sewing-cording.html
2) http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!xIaEdO2eGRxklvw1H5zeF_4S/article?mid=57805  - this one shows how to join the 2 ends without overlapping..   I don't have the fanciful double sided tape,  I just use pin or clips... 
3) http://punkinpattern.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-sew-in-piping.html


Update:  Mila, I use adjustable zipper foot, either one of below.   You could also use the normal zipper foot.











Bye,
Anic

8 comments:

Mila@Rimbun said...

did you use piping foot? I try to use zipper foot to sew piping, but not working well, need to buy one.

I saw a kind of material that makes the bag sturdy at kimloong chow kit recently, its really hard, I think its the same with the one inside my worn out handbag (I opened up to see what is inside the bag and recycle some of the part hehehe)

this sew a long really improve you bag making skills Anic. another wonderful bag... perfect for your cosmetics

Anic said...

Mila, I just use zipper foot. I just added the photo of the foots I normally use for making bags.

The key is, we have to make sure the seam allowance is even and the edges line up nicely. For a 3mm cord, I use 2.5cm bias tape with 7mm seam allowance.

Yeah... the sew along was great... forcing me to learn and practise. :)

The bag base material you mentioned, thanks for letting me know. Will have to check out kimloong chow kit one day...

Anic said...

Mila, btw, very good idea to recycle material.. :)

Angie said...

Hi, I love your blog. Am your latest follower. :)

Amelia said...

Hi Anic, thanks for sharing. Very nice handmade bag.

Love your blog, I'm following you.
I love all sort of craft works and love to try it out if I sniff anything new.LOL

Have a nice day.

Anic said...

Thanks Angie & Amelia... :)

Hana Maroo said...

hi anic.. I'm planning on buying my very 1st sewing machine though i can't decide which one to buy yet between nv50 n janome 2049.. As i heard janome can sew up to 8 layers of jeans n easily sew leather without damaging it... Can nv 50 do the same? Pls advise.. Im in dilemma. Buying this machine mostly for sewing clothes n doing a bit of crafty things here n there. Tq

Anic said...

Hi Hana...

It is very difficult to make decision...

If you don't have budget constraint... you could go for different range of machine. I believe NV50 & Janome 2049 are not in the same price range, hard to compare if they are not apple to apple. All the bags I shared in the blog, I sewed them using NV50..

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