About two years ago I took a sewing class through our community’s continuing education program . Once a week I went to the local elementary school and spent an hour or so in its sewing lab. I chose the easiest pattern (an apron) and relied on our teacher for advice whenever I got stumped. By the time the course ended, my apron still wasn’t completed. In fact, I was so defeated, I didn’t even attend the final course.
Given my interests in home decor and party planning, sewing would be a h.u.g.e asset. So huge, actually, that I have heavily considered adding sewing mastery to my soon-to-be-revealed 30 Before 30 List. As of now, I just can’t commit.
Sewing inequities met reality when I couldn’t find a cheap black and white damask table runner for a bachelorette party. A crafty friend suggested I try Stitch Witchery, a fusible tape that is ironed between two layers of fabric for a permanent fuse.
So I bought the Stitch Witchery at JoAnn’s for a couple of dollars.
Image found here.
I added an inch to each size of the table runner dimensions I wanted. I then folded and ironed a one inch strip along each side to create a fresh crease.
Once I had a nice crease, I cut a piece of Stitch Witchery of the same length. I placed the strips as close as possible to the inside edge so the fabric wouldn’t flop around.
Apparently Jack liked the Stitch Witchery, too. Somehow when I wasn’t looking he snatched up the tape and ate half of it. Mmmmm.
I fused the long sides first. When I was ready to fuse the two shorter ends, I folded and pressed the corners before I ironed fused them together.
This helped keep the inside AND the outside of the short sides crisp and clean.
The runner was great for the bachelorette party, which I’ll be debuting soon. Thanks Stitch Witchery!
What do you think? Should I tack on a sewing project for my 30 Before 30 List?