How to make hankerchiefs,and other things.

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  1. Piejo

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    Just gauging interest.I can do a hankerchief tutorial,drawstring bags,and backpacks tutorial,card wallet tutorial,zipper pouch tutorial.Just some simple stuff that can be done with minimal amount of supplies and a regular sewing machine.
     
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    I think some tutorials would be great, the paracord bracelet you made for me is still my favorite weave. I have some awesome Star Wars fabric for a handkerchief, but learning to sew has been an epic fail so far.
     
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    I would love to see tutorials. I've been known to get the Singer out
    I'm learning to knit right now, that's fun

    Typed by my sad little thumbs on this tiny ass screen. Sorry for typos!
     
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    Ok lets go
    Tools
    Straight edge.Harbor frieght has one fore five bucks.
    Pins or sewing clips walmart.
    Rotary cutter walmart or get coupons for Joanne fabric or hobby lobby a 2016-02-03_15.39.09.jpg nd get it there.
    Good iron
    Ironing mat or board.
    Cutting mat walmart or get coupons for joanne fabric or hobby lobby and get it there.
    Patience
    Realistic expectations that your first couple things wont be perfect.
     
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    20160203_154810.jpg Now that you got that we will make this quick and easy.Before you buy mad fabric we will make one together.
    Two fat qaurters of your choice walmart has a good selection and they are way cheaper then joannes fabric.Either way get two fat qaurters.
    I dont prewash my fat qaurters use your own discretion.
     
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    If you already have fabric start from here.
    Take your fabric right sides facing each other.And iron them use your steam setting also.
     

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    20160203_160943.jpg Now sqauring it and cutting to size,scissors or rotary cutter works.Use the straight edge as a cutting guide.
    I sqaure the top bottom and left side.Then i line it up on ky cutting mat.I make mine 14x14
     
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    20160203_161450.jpg Ok here it is cut to size,and pinned.Don't throw away the scraps ima show you what we can make with em.I use four pins you can use as many as you want.
     
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    Tomorrow we will sew it and finish it up.
    Have to eat and get ready for work.Stay tuned.Any questions ask.
     
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    Subbed! Looking forward to the sewing part. I'd love to make me some hankies.
     
  11. Piejo

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    Buenos dias me jente.Yeah im awake but its my Friday.
    So its time to finish this.
    This is my method,a thing i learned is do what works for you this is just a guideline tweak it finnagle it make it work for you.
    Ok i use between a qaurter inch to half onch seam allowance.If you want specifics your in trouble me i add about half an inch to the hank to allow for seam allowance .Trial and error i learned that way so will you.
    Your machine will have measured marks by the needle.You can put a piece of masking tape to use as ypur guidline if you want. 20160204_131048.jpg
     
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    2016-02-04_13.21.10.jpg This is what i do.I line the edge of the fabric with the edge of my sewing foot.
    Remember right sides together.
     
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    Ok so start sewing i would recommend back stitching at the begining and end
     
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    When you hit the corners leave the needle down and lift your foot and turn the fabric 1454610323370.jpg
     
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    Ok you should be here take your pins out
    Clip your corners and trim.
    I don't have a science behind it i just make sure its straight and i dont cut into the thread 1454610797059.jpg
     
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    Ok this what it should look like,just trim the three sides that are sewn. 1454610953749.jpg
     
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    Ok flip it inside out poke your corners out and iron.
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    Fold in open end and adust it till its sqauare and iron 1454611364265.jpg
     
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    Ready for sewing 1454611464372.jpg 1454611464372.jpg 1454611494940.jpg
     
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    Time to sew,going to use a straight stitch as its easier till you get the hang of your machine.
    Edge of fabric edge of foot. 1454611702252.jpg
     
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