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Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If youd love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start.
Meet Susan Stewart and start by learning how to prepare narrow rickrack with water-soluble stabilizer. Then, join your rickrack to lace with precision zigzag stitching, or join it to entredeux for curved edges.
Cut bias strips from fabric and get comfortable using a bias tape tool. Susan shows you how to interweave the strips in an over-under pattern to create an appliqué. And you'll explore Susan's favorite combination of linen bias strips on a batiste base layer.
Discover the transparent reverse appliqué technique of creating a shaped fabric "window" with an intriguing faced edge. Then, stitch a sheer fabric layer into the window. Plus, find out how to adapt this technique for a sheer edge treatment that's perfect for skirt hems.
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