Friday 02/23/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eye-Catching Edgings for Cloth with Edie Eckman
Make your sewing projects retro-chic: Crochet an edging! Whether it's a modern take on a lace-edged pillowcase, a baby onesie with crocheted embellishments, a cotton-trimmed washcloth, or a funky hem on a skirt, crochet makes the difference! Learn several ways to attach crocheted edgings to fabric, when to choose crocheting-on vs. sewing-on, and best practices for choosing yarns and edgings. You'll get hands-on practice crocheting your choice of borders, as well as plenty of ideas for quick-to-make projects with lots of oomph!
Note: Must be comfortable with basic crochet stitches: chain, single and double crochet.
Two 5" fabric squares, perle cotton in color(s) to blend with fabric and at least one complementary color; sharp, embroidery needle with eye large enough for cotton; crochet hooks in a range of sizes to fit perle cotton.
Knitting and Crochet Basics including sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.
On one 5" fabric square, turn under 1/4" on all sides and press, then turn under 1/4" again and press to make a double hem.