Sewing (term 4)

This sewing lesson we were making “drawstring bags”. This is what one looks like.

This is the same as what we were making except the strings were plaited. First we had to choose the material here is mine.

We had to make sure to do the zig-zag stitch around the whole rectangle of fabric so that it wouldn’t fray.

Here is a photo of the setting that you have to put the sewing machine on to do the zig-zag.

The first knob circled in blue determines what stich that you would like to do. Also circled in blue is the rubric of what letter is what stitch. Circled in black is the knob that determines what width your stitch will be. Here is a photo to explain.

Now we had to fold over the top part of our fabric, and pin it down (we sew on the end of the fabric that has been folded over, so that there is a hole for the string later on). We have to place the pins through so that the knob of the pin facing to you so that you can pull the pin out easy.

After we had sewed the fold over in straight stitch, we now again pinned the sides of the fabric down so that the sides would be stitched together. We had to stitch about a centimetre away from the edge of the fabric, like the hem on our school dresses.

When we were sewing the outsides, we had to sew back and forth on the top corners and the bottom, because they were the parts that had more pressure on them. Here is a video explaining it.

We turned the bag inside out, (so that we couldn’t see the stitches) and started on the plaits. We made sure to¬†tie the three strings together and then tape them to the table so that it would be easier to plait.

After we had plaited six strings (two plaits) and tied both of the ends together, we had to insert the plaits. Here is a video explaining how to insert it.


Then we were done!

A few week later

Here is my design for sewing