(photo taken at a coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where we are celebrating the holidays together- all 6 of us.)
Happy New Year!
|Ribbons in Hong Kong|
|Fabric Market in Ho Chi Minh City|
|Beads at the fabric market in Kowloon.|
|A fabric stall in Kowloon.|
|Start by putting a 2 1/2 inch strip to cover the toe. |
It isn't necessary to worry about what angle to put it on.
|Lay a selvage strip over the first strip (good side UP) and sew through |
the three layers- in this case the green fabric, red fabric and batting.
|Use your walking foot for this. |
It helps all the layers feed into the machine at the same time.
|If you are not sure if you caught the strip below|
with your stitches
simply lift the selvage edge and peek under.
|If you don't have enough selvage strips add a few regular fabric strips. |
Here I used a striped fabric measuring 1 1/2 inches wide.
Place good sides facing and sew a regular 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Flip and iron and proceed with selvage strips.
|The covered socks should be mirror images of each other|
|This ribbon came tied on a gift from my favourite quilt store.|
|Reflective Tree by Scott Eunson|