Welcome to the official preview of our first Sew Snippet sew alongside challenge for 2023. It nearly feels as if the 12 months is midway over, however I wish to assume we slipped beneath the wire earlier than absolutely the finish of the primary quarter!
Sew Snippets is an ever-developing sequence of stitch-along tasks obtainable right here on Needle ‘n Thread without spending a dime. In every stitch-along, we embroider and end small tasks into gadgets which can be helpful, ornamental, or each.
In 2022, we had been in a position to work by way of 4 Sew Snippets collectively: Bee-Jeweled Pincushion, Cotton Quartet Device Pockets, Autumn Hearth, and Christmas Tree Decoration.
This 12 months, we’re going to begin the sequence by embroidering and setting up a small snap purse – just a little case you could slip right into a purse, your pocket, or wherever you need it, and in which you’ll be able to stow small issues, from money to ear buds to your fortunate paperclip to you-name-it!
Right here’s just a little introduction to the primary Sew Snippet of the 12 months and what you may count on.
Through the course of the challenge, you’ll be taught a lot about working embroidery tasks basically. From set-up, to design switch, to beginning and ending threads, stitching strategies, and ending strategies – we cowl every part that you simply’ll must know to embroider and end this challenge.
We’ll use eight colours of cotton floche to embroider a number of varieties of embroidery stitches and variations, studying learn how to mix stitches so as to add curiosity to the challenge.
Because the challenge progresses, we’ll discuss making substitutions, adapting the design, incorporating your personal sew selections, and so forth.
You’ll learn to end the embroidered cloth into a stunning little fabric-lined pouch that closes with a magnetic snap.
For individuals who have a stitching machine and may use it for primary stitching, this challenge finishes properly by machine, however it might undoubtedly be hand sewn. As we ready prototypes for this challenge, we hand-sewed all of the prototypes besides one, so don’t fear should you don’t have a machine! We’ll discuss learn how to hand sew the mini purse for a stunning end.
As a completion, we’ll add hand embroidered scallops to the quilt flap of the mini snap purse.
What to Anticipate
Every week, I’ll put up a lesson or two right here on Needle ‘n Thread. In every installment, I’ll cowl ideas and strategies for stitching the challenge and I’ll hyperlink to any related tutorials that exist already on the web site (for embroidery stitches and the like).
We are going to work step-by-step by way of your complete challenge, from begin to end. However you may work at your personal tempo! Don’t really feel like it’s important to sustain with every lesson, although you definitely can if you would like. You shouldn’t really feel any strain. The teachings can be obtainable right here on the weblog no less than by way of the top of 2023.
The challenge is appropriate for decided inexperienced persons and past. It is best to have an understanding of learn how to thread a needle, learn how to use a hoop, learn how to begin and finish threads, and the very fundamentals of hand stitching. I’ll hyperlink to tutorials for many newbie questions as we work by way of the challenge collectively.
If you’re a member of my Needle ‘n Thread Neighborhood on Patreon, you’ll be capable of observe alongside right here on the weblog, however you’ll additionally obtain a specifically formatted, easy-to-download-and-print PDF for the teachings. These PDFs can be posted on Patreon as we work by way of the challenge. They’re obtainable to each degree of membership on Patreon.
This 12 months, as just a little added bonus for members who’re “Devoted Stitchers” and “Avid Stitchers” on my Patreon web page ($3+ per thirty days), I’ll even be including occasional video tutorials particularly for this challenge.
I’m enthusiastic about including the movies! A lot of you’ve gotten requested for video, and I’m joyful to lastly be capable of generate some once more. The complete movies will present up solely on Patreon, though I could put up shorter clips somewhere else as properly.
Little Blooms Supplies Kits
So as to have entry to all of the supplies by way of one supply, I’ve put collectively a supplies equipment for this challenge.
Within the equipment, you’ll discover all of the important components to create your personal mini snap purse: linen floor cloth, cotton lining cloth, eight colours of cotton floche, perle cotton in a coordinating colour, needles, and a magnetic snap.
You provide the embroidery hoop or body, scissors, stitching thread, and instruments useful for the end work, comparable to pins or clips.
For these unable to order the equipment, by no means concern! You possibly can definitely sew the challenge challenge by utilizing provides from your personal stash. Because the challenge unfolds, I’ll let you recognize what provides we used, so to make well-considered substitutions.
And even should you don’t wish to make the mini snap purse, you may observe together with the teachings as they develop right here on Needle ‘n Thread, choosing up every kind of embroidery ideas and strategies you could apply to your personal stitching tasks.
Kits can be launched in my store right here on the web site on Thursday, March 16, at 10:00 am central time. They may ship the subsequent week, beginning Monday. I’ve not but completed pricing out the kits, however as at all times with the Sew Snippets, I’ll do my greatest to maintain the value round or beneath $30 / equipment.
Members of the Needle ‘n Thread Neighborhood on Patreon may have a personal early buying occasion, so should you’re a member, preserve a watch out for that announcement!
Ought to the kits promote out (we’ve tried as soon as once more to extend the amount in order that the kits can be found for many who need them), we are going to do our greatest to make extra in a well timed method.
In order that’s what you may count on with this 12 months’s first Sew Snippet, Little Blooms: a Mini Snap Purse!
I’m excited to get going with this challenge, and I hope that you simply take pleasure in following together with it as a lot as I loved designing and stitching it!