Monday, February 21, 2011

A Lesson in Selvedge Edge's

*cut just a bit above the selvedge edge, get about 1/2" of the fabric print
*sew them onto muslin

i'm sure these are things you all already knew, i didn't
that's my story and i'm sticking to it

(sewed to muslin)

i made this coin purse from my first batch of saved edge's
i sewed them together using very little seam allowance
it works, but no stability
so, then i sewed them onto muslin, perfect



i just love these edge's
i wished i had a truck load of these

my next coin purse will be prettier

18 comments:

  1. That turned out really nice!

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  2. You can find a use for more things than anyone I have EVER met. And that's a compliment!

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  3. Very cute! I've been saving selveges, but don't know what I'd do with them. Do you want them...? I have just a few.

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  4. Pretty cute little purse. I love working with selvages. I've got basket blocks going using selvages for the baskets. Ironically those selvages are collecting faster than I'm using them up.

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  5. Really cute coin purse and what a fun way to use up those selvages. Think I'm going to have to start saving mine instead of throwing themin the garbage. Nola

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  6. Great looking little coin purse. I've made several things with selvages but never a coin purse. Think I'll give it a try, one of these days.

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  7. I love these purses as well...great job and thanks for the tip.

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  8. I love your selvedge purse. Very cute.

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  9. I just love all of the selvage edge projects. I did not know about the muslim so thank you for the hint.

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  10. Oh my great minds and all that .
    I am working on a salvage project as well.
    Can't show them yet gifts.
    Yours look wonderful!!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  11. That's gonna hold lots o coinage!!

    There's some gal with a blog that made a whole full circle skirt dress outta nothing but selvage strips!!

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  12. Your selvage purse turned out so cute! I just love it!
    Micki

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  13. Found you from Sarah's blog just wanted to stop by and tell you that I really like your coin purse! I just started saving my selvedges...I'll keep this in mind when I get enough to do something with them.

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  14. I would have never thought of using the selvages. Your coin purse is adorable!

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  15. I really need to start saving my selvages for stuff like this - so cute! Whoop whoop!!

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