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Darrel’s December Daily – Sewing Squares

Today’s project is a page that I’ve been wanting to make ever since I decided to try December Daily again this year. Sewing on pocket pages is not new, but  I’ve also been  a little afraid to try  it. If you’re in the same boat, then  all I can say is – DO IT!  It’s hands down the easiest way to seal pockets, and to prove it  I have a video to share below

Design

The key thing I had in mind was symmetry. So I picked embellishments I had two of to ensure the page worked from the front and the back. The only exception was the camera, so I backed it with Christmas paper. I used a mix of Ali Edwards, Maggie Holmes, and other bits and pieces.

Sewing

Ok, so here’s the set up. My machine is a Brother NS 55 so not super basic but not in any way fancy. My needle is a 90/14 (ie the needle that was already  in my  machine). My threat is cotton – Rasant white (ie normal thread) . The only thing I did was change my foot to my Teflon foot. And I think that was the key to this being super easy. I usually use this foot for sewing cork and leather and it’s perfect for preventing sticking which translates well to sewing pocket plastic.

Here’s me sewing the pocket closed with a zig zag stitch.

My my top three tips :

  1. Go slow
  2. pick a stitch that doesn’t make the sheet move backwards
  3. hold it steady with two hands.

The finished page

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