Hey everyone, it’s WIP Wednesday and I’m Vanessa the Crafty Gemini! In this episode, I’m answering questions that you’ve all been asking me about stitch length and width, bag linings, and beginner friendly bag courses.
It’s great to see so many of you out there interested in making your own bags, and I’m here to help! We’ll start by talking about stitch length and stitch width, linings, then I have a special beginner friendly bag course to share with you all!
Vanessa is answering pre-submitted questions. If you’d like to submit a sewing/quilting question for Vanessa to answer on a future WIP Wednesday episode please use this form: https://forms.gle/D2qMCVJxfAgJHvWb7
What we’re covering:
1:18 – Understanding stitch length & stitch width
2:27 – Stitch length in straight seams
7:27 – Stitch length & width in zig zag seams
9:39 – Explore the Crafty Gemini Archives!
16:20 – Moving your needle position
20:25 – Testing stitches & using decorative machine stitches
22:57 – Use the right presser foot for your stitch!
23:53 – Decorative vs Functional Stitches
25:07 – Sewing a neat bag lining
30:35 – Using zig zag stitch to keep fabric from fraying
31:22 – Showcasing my Sunday Tote
32:48 – Smooth bag lining in the Sunday Tote
37:04 – Sunday Tote Flash Sale
Products and projects mentioned & used:
• Sign up for the Sunday Tote Bag Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/sunday-tote-bag-video-course/
• Join a Bag Club: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/clubmemberships/
• Previous episodes of WIP Wednesday: https://craftygemini.com/tag/wip-wednesday/
• Crafty Gemini 5″ x 10″ Ruler: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-5-x-10-ruler/
• OLFA 28mm Rotary Cutter: https://craftygemini.com/shop/olfa-28mm-rotary-cutter/
• JUKI HZL- LB5020 Sewing Machine: https://craftygemini.com/shop/juki-hzl-lb5020-sewing-machine/
• Foundation Paper Piecing Pouch: https://craftygemini.com/2023/02/wip-wednesday-81-foundation-paper-piecing-club-soft-vinyl.html
• Crafty Gemini Quilt Club FPP 2: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-quilt-club-fpp-edition-2/
• How to fix a baggy bag lining: https://craftygemini.com/2019/10/how-to-fix-a-baggy-bag-lining.html