Electric Seam Ripper to the Rescue!

Electric Seam Ripper

Electric Seam Ripper

This new NOTION was all the buzz at the recent BERNINA UNIVERSITY at my distributor’s booth.  I sure wish I’d had one when I was creating with machine embroidery for the first time in 10 years over the last month or so!!!  For the first 20 customers with minimum $30 orders at my website to order this product, Electric Seam Ripper AND who input the Discount Code of:  ripitquik in the discount coupon code on their order form – will save 20% !!!  The low regular price is $18.99 so 20% off makes is just $15.19!  This offer is valid July 9 – 11, 2013.

Below, you can see the jacket I created by embroidering directly onto the sweatshirt fleece after I thought I had perfectly placed the array of pink ribbons on the right side to match the left side…..NOT!  If I had had this gizmo, I wouldn’t have been so mortified….  As it turned out, I decided to couch yarns around on the jacket to ‘disguise’ the mis-placement, but ultimately ‘skinned the cat’ a different way. This jacket really follows the ‘Rachel’ jacket in my book, Creative Sweatshirt Jackets, Londa’s Way – Book 2.  The collar is the lower ribbing with lettuce edging worked on the serger with the variegated thread in the Lilac Oliver Twist thread/yarn collection.   The center front and sleeve edges are finished by stabilizing first on the OUTSIDE with Straight Fusible Stay Tape, then turning the edge 2 times towards the OUTSIDE and invisibly stitching with invisible thread.  If you have trouble stitching with invisible monofilament thread,  then try the NEW non-breakable monofilament from Mettler:  Transfil. 

  There is a similar 20% discount available to the first 20 people ordering Transfil July 9 – 11, but you’ll have to click over to my FACEBOOK page for that Discount Coupon Code!

Rachel Pink Ribbon Jacket

Rachel Pink Ribbon Jacket  

After ‘tacking’ down the fold to the outside of the jacket with monofilament thread, I then poked holes in the sweatshirt with an Awl, (or with a nail, block of wood, and a hammer!) and then ‘whipped’ the edges through those holes with 1 3/4″ wide strips of BIAS cut silk dupioni.

 

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