Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hmmn? So far, so good!

Well now, it's pretty obvious that my big felt idea involves pockets so I'll call these, "protopockets:" Protopocket 1: My seam allowance (1/4") is too small for what I have in mind, and too hard to maintain. The felt wants to slide a little. I used a Bernina #20 open-toed embroidery foot on these. The decorative stitch is #16 and is too narrow.
Protopocket 2: Much better! Both the seam allowance and the decorative stitch are wider. The seam is 1/2". The decorative stitch is 4x4. I learned that it's not necessary to backstitch to secure the decorative stitch, it just makes a waddy mess.
Protopocket 3: I used decorative stitch #17 set at 5x4. I like it!

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