This Machine Finishing class for embroiderers is still consuming my thoughts. I have returned to the first project. I finished the little bag and as I worked through the process of construction and analysed how I would teach it I came to the conclusion that it wasn't as easy as I had first thought.
So back to the drawing board.
Question: What did I want to achieve?
Answer: A quick easy project that used straight stitch only
Why straight stitch only?
Well it gives me a chance to see who knows how to use the stitch and their machine. That way I can take any remedial action right at the beginning.
It gives the student a quick outcome with a finished item.
Two or three ideas came to mind but this little mini purse, I think, is the best alternative.
The pattern fits on an A4 page.
It only uses straight stitch.
It can have multiple uses.
It makes a quick and easy, yet useful and attractive gift.
There are also one or two tricks I can demonstrate that they might find useful in other projects.
I am using this sample to keep my bus and ferry tickets handy.
I put a tab on the side to that I could add an attachment.
For this example I have added a ribbon so that it can stay in my handbag and is easily pull out when needed.
The hardest part was adding the push clip. I have decided to invest in some plastic clips and a tool to attach them.
I can now move onto the next technique.