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


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

  7. I love your selvedge purse. Very cute.

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

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!!

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

  12. 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.

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

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


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