Can't settle
Once I started I couldn't stop

Another revision

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.

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I am using this sample to keep my bus and ferry tickets handy.

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I put a tab on the side to that I could add an attachment. 

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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.




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As you say, a simple project that will give you a chance to assess the students, and the students something quick to finish. Good thinking!

Carolyn Foley

I am quite pleased with this one.

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