Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Silk Grocery Bag Holder

Do you remember the grocery bag tutorial I did?

Recently, I made another bag holder to give to someone.



I did it the same way as the tutorial, but made it bigger, and with silk fabric.


If you've ever worked with silk, you probably just groaned and decided that I must just have immense determination and sewing skills!

Don't despair! There is a way to make working with silk a lot easier.



Line it!
To do that, I cut out the silk fabric, and then cut some cream cotton to exactly the same size. I then zig-zagged the two fabrics together, and followed the tutorial.

By zig-zagging cotton fabric to the silk, it helps the silk to go through your machine better and it won't fray as much. 



Go on, experiment with silk!




18 comments:

  1. Great tip - adding the cotton. It's been years since I've sewn, but I love looking at projects.

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  2. Silk scares the snot out of me, but your method sounds tempting! Great Friday Finish and thanks for the tip!

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  3. These are so useful and it is nice that you made a pretty bag holder!

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  4. Can't get more elegant than a silk grocery bag holder! Love it!

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  5. Aah, what a great idea! Love the red holder.

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  6. What a nice twist. I'd love to try it some day.

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  7. Never seen anything like this before. Very nice colors and it'll come in handy I bet!

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  8. What a exclusive Grocery Bag holder! Very pretty.

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  9. Thank you! Yes, they are very useful! :)

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  10. Silk..very classy..for a grocery bag holder! Great idea to line with cotton.
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