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Welcome to Day 5
Welcome to day 5 of the Quilted Boxy Pouch Sew Along! Today is the last day and I am so excited we are finishing our bags today. Wahoooo!
Today we are adding finishing touches to your pouch. Closing the opening before it's time to celebrate. The very best part of the Sew Along, is you asked me...
And here again the schedule for the week!
- Day 1 - piece your patchwork panels
- Day 2 - quilting your panels
- Day 3 - insert your zipper
- Day 4 - assemble your bag
- Day 5 - finishing touches (today)
It's going to be a super quick Sew Along and today is already the last day. And again... another super quick day!
If you feel you're falling a little behind. No worries! Don't feel pressured to rush along. Save your email and catch up whenever you're ready! You are in charge, my friend.
Day 5 - Video
And here's the video for Day 5 of the Quilted Boxy Pouch Sew Along. Tab on the image below to play the video!
Today I am sharing how I close the opening of your bag by hand using the (invisible) ladder stitch! It might take a little longer than using your machine but the result is so much neater and definitely worth the extra time.
But see for yourself…
If you're new to sewing by hand or want to refresh your stitching skills - please check out my designated blog post and video tutorial on how close a seam by hand using the ladder stitch.
Click right here for more!
You don't have to buy anything really! We are closing the opening by hand using needle thread. Nothing you don't already have at home.
But of course... if you're curious about some of the materials I am using, please have a look below for more details.
Thread. For sewing by hand I am using Aurifil 50wt in white. It's strong and won't be visible later on. Great for sewing by hand!
Basic quilty notions. And finally, you'll need a sharp needle - it just makes this step so much easier. I know they are a little pricier than the cheap supermarket ones but if you like to treat yourself, this is one item I can highly recommend to actually spend some money on. Additionally I am using this thimble and needle threader and again wonder clips to hold everything in place.
Share your progress!
And now the fun bit! The thing we've all been waiting for. Your finished Quilted Boxy Pouch. Please share your bag over on Instagram (or Facebook) using the #quiltedboxypouch for all of us to see. I am so excited and can't wait to see your finished quilty bag. Eeeeep!
Your biggest cheerleader right here!!!
And thats's a wrap. You done it! You created an amazing zipper pouch out of scraps and things you already had at home. Now... the sky is the limit. Quilted bags for everyone!!!
Take care and big quilty hugs,
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