Guest Post: Tie & Pocket Hankie Tutorial by Nicky Broom
Posted in Projects on Tuesday the 10th January 2017 by Vicki Ormerod
Perfect for a gift or simply to co-ordinate an outfit. Here is a quick make using Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8180.
0.90m Cotton Lawn Fabric (Pre washed & pressed)
Matching Sewing Thread
With sewing getting the straight of grain correct is an important aspect as it allows a the garment to hang correctly. As I was using a woven fabric I used the tear method to find the thread going across the fabric.
To do this make a small cut through selvage edge, then grip both sides of fabric firmly & pull apart.
Iron the pattern pieces to ensure there are no wrinkles distorting the shape. The tie consists of two pieces. Lay these following the grainline & secure in place. I have used a mixture of pins & weights to prevent pattern moving.
Do the same with the 2 interfacing pattern pieces.
Use hand basting to transfer fold lines & markings to fabric.
Join the two sections together at centre, matching the dots, press seam open.
Apply interfacing, overlapping at centre, making sure that it is placed between the two fold lines you marked earlier.
Fold ends along foldlines (right sides together). Secure & stitch.
Trim seam & corner then turn out the right way. Press.
Now fold tie right sides together, matching notches, pin and stitch long edges together.
Turn tie right side out and press.
Hand basting can now be removed. As an added extra why not add a strip of ribbon to back to provide a tie stay for narrow end to be threaded through.
For the matching pocket Hankie cut a square of fabric measuring 26cm.
To neaten edges turn a narrow fold to wrong side & stitch close to edge.
Then trim close to stitch line. Repeat this on all 4 sides.
Finally turn each edge over again, stitch and press.
Now you have the perfect matching pair.
To read more from Nicky please head over to her blog SewandSnip!
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