Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to Sew with Selvage Edges

Here are some simple instructions on how to make your own selvage bag....

Isn't it so fun to make something out of something we would normally discard?
I think so!
It's not hard to sew with selvages. This is how we (at Crystelle Handbags) make a selvage edge bag, and YOU can do it TOO....!!!! :) :

  • Save your selvage edges {or just cut them off the collection of fabrics you already have}

  • Cut 1/2 inch into the print of the fabric. {some people do more, I like to be consistent and do 1/2 inch each time}
  • Cut your purse pattern out of white cotton
  • Draw parallel lines on the cotton to keep you going straight as you go along

  • Place one strip of selvage edge on at a time, and sew it in place

  • Be sure to overlap the unfinished edge of the previous selvage edge with the finished edge of the current one
Happy Sewing to YOU!! :)

  • I really love the way it turns out. See another view right here
  • This is a very green, reused, recycled, re-purposed {all that good stuff..... :) } project for you and your friends and kids to do
  • I used the free Aerika Purse Pattern {a Crystelle Boutique original creation} to make this selvage edge bag....
  • Instructions on how to make the selvage edge poppy flower are right here


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:-) Crystelle