56 - Little Selvage Keepers

Day/Time:  Friday 2:00 PM
Teacher:  Lorri Cummings
 
Skill Level: ALL

Pattern Fee:  $7.00





 
 


Description:
In this class I will teach you how to use your selvages to make your own "fabric" by using a muslin foundation and essentially strip piecing.  Then you will be able to create any or all of these little "keepers". 

Rotary Keeper - 5" x 10"
Scissor Keeper - 5" x 12"
Sewing Glasses Keeper - 4" x 7"
Bag - 5" tall, 4" wide, 8 1/2" long
Small Sewing Keeper - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" (has a slot for a pencil, small pair of scissors on a ribbon, a pin cushion, a pin and needle page and a pocket for a needle threader)

Fabric/Supplies Needed:
Rotary Keeper & Scissor Keeper each need:
Muslin - 6" x 30"
Lining Fabric (I used a laminated fabric) - 6" x 30"
Binding - 40" of 1/2" binding or 2 1/4" x 42" strip
Velcro - 2"
275" of Selvages

Sewing Glasses Keeper
Muslin - 7" x 8 1/2"
Lining - 7" x 8 1/2"
Binding - 40" of 1/2" binding or 2 1/4" x 42" strip

Bag
Muslin - 1/2 yard
Lining Fabric - 1/2 yard
Annie's Soft & Stable - 18" x 20" (Or similar type Pellon foam interfacing)
16" zipper
Thread to match
1/2 yard color elastic trim for spool holders inside.

Sewing Keeper
Muslin - 6 1/2" x 28"
Clear Vinyl - 4 1/2" x 10"
Binding - 40" of 1/2" binding or 2 1/4" x 42" strip
Fabric for Pin Cushion - 4" x 7"
Ribbon - 24" of 3/8" or 1/2" ribbon
Velcro - 4"
500" of Selvages

Basic Sewing Kit
Sewing Machine in good working order
Rotary Cutting Supplies
Scissors are a must!

**Note on Selvages:  I like to use both the words and the dots or designs.  So when I give you measurements of inches of selvages, that means mostly the printed items of the selvages, not all the blank.  I use some of the blank, but the charm is in the printed portion.  Many people ask how much selvage is needed, so that is what the measured estimate is for.  START SAVING and CUTTING all your SELVAGES!!!  I usually cut 1/2" - 1" extra beyond selvage printing for my seam allowance.  The fabric color doesn't show on mine because I like it that way, but you can add color to the rows of selvage by cutting 1" extra when trimming selvage off your fabric.
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