WIP WEDNESDAY #90: Cutting fabric on grain, bag straps & a course sale!

In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa is answering presubmitted questions.

First up, she tackles the challenge of making smooth bag straps. With her tips, your bag straps will be smooth and sturdy, making your finished project look more professional.

Vanessa then shares her advice on how to cut fabric on grain from yardage, and tackles the task of cutting 10″ x 10″ squares from yardage.

And finally this episode wraps up by showcasing about a tote bag sewing project that doesn’t need to be “birthed.”

• Submit your own question to be answered on a future WIP Wednesday here: https://forms.gle/D2qMCVJxfAgJHvWb7

• Sign up for 2-HOUR Tote Bag Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/2-hour-tote-bag-pdf-video-course/

What we’re covering:

1:36 – Sewing a tote bag that doesn’t need to be “birthed”

5:44 – Use thicker fabrics for bags that don’t need to be “birthed”

6:23 – Sewing smooth bag straps demo

18:56 – New iron!!

19:54 – Why use patterns for sewing bags?

20:29 – Using a spray bottle while ironing

21:21 – Squaring fabric and cutting on grain

28:33 – How to cut fabric larger than your cutting mat

30:08 – Why sewing patterns and kits

30:58 – What kind of cutting mat I use

31:57 – Cutting 10” squares from yardage

36:33 – 2-Hour Tote Bag

Products and projects mentioned:

• Sign up for 2-HOUR Tote Bag Course: https://craftygemini.com/shop/2-hour-tote-bag-pdf-video-course/

• Small Tailors Clapper: https://craftygemini.com/shop/small-tailors-clapper/

• Mist Spray Bottle: https://craftygemini.com/shop/mist-spray-bottle/

• Chunky Wee Bag Sewing Pattern: https://craftygemini.com/shop/chunky-wee-bag-sewing-pattern/

• Iron I used in this show (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/41au6U3

• Rotary Cutting Tip for Quilters: Crafty Gemini: https://youtu.be/tCdgOZXFOUA

• Rotary Cutting Tip for Beginners- Crafty Gemini: https://youtu.be/YywoqOD_ll8

• Order Bosal Fashion Fuse: https://craftygemini.com/shop/fashion-fuse-60-x-36-white-2/

• Order 5″ x 10″ Ruler: https://craftygemini.com/shop/crafty-gemini-5-x-10-ruler/

• Join a Bag Club: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/clubmemberships/

• Order the Finger Press Set: https://craftygemini.com/shop/3-piece-finger-presser-set/

• JUKI HZL- LB5020 Sewing Machine: https://craftygemini.com/shop/juki-hzl-lb5020-sewing-machine/

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