Let your inner rebel run wild and learn to enjoy “stitching in the raw”.
I do a lot of stitching in the raw. Now come on, it’s not what you’re thinking! I’m way to old to be running around nekkid. No, I like to design and sew using the raw edges of my fabric as a design feature.
It’s not that I’m too lazy to turn under the edges of my fabric, but for some projects raw edges offer a simplicity to the design and an unusual texture that’s quite charming and appealing.
Plus – using raw edges is a technique that’s both time-saving and creative. It speeds up the sewing process because there’s no messing about with turning seams or precise stitching when sewing seams. And because you don’t need to worry about turning seams, shapes of any kind can be cut and sewn with ease which allows you to be creative in your design and application.
I realize that not everyone might be comfortable using raw edges, but I now officially give you permission to try them out with this fun pattern – the “Scrappy Zipper Pouch” – which is totally designed using raw edged fabric and even has raw edged embellishments.
With this pattern I also show you a simple and ingenious way to attach a recessed zipper so if you suffer from “zipperphobia”, this technique might just cure you!
The Scrappy Zipper Pouch is available for immediate download.