When I make my I Spy bags, I make the entire satin stitch window first, you know like reverse applique.
Then, I go back to the first placement stitch for the window, place my plastic behind my window fabric and stitch the placement stitch a couple of times. That will secure the plastic without all the satin stitching which may cut through the plastic. I've made a great number this way without any problem.
I have not made these, but would like to for this coming Easter. If I am reading this correctly, you do the satin stitch first..then go back and do a straight stitch to secure the plastic. I imagine even a longer stitch length would secure it without worrying about perforating the plastic too much with the satin stitch.
worrying about perforating the plastic too much causing it to tear away.
I will try that-thanks!
back around Easter I did some and used plastic tablecloth, bought only a small cut and it workes fine for me, would like to try to recycle some of the clear plastic from groceries
I agree the sheet protectors work best. That's what I use. I'm sitting here looking at 5 yards of plastic that I bought from Wal-Mart that didn't work at all. No what am I going to do with it!
How about a tree skirt? for a very big tree lol just kidding
Start a thread asking for suggestions. I bet you get all sorts of really good ones. I used some I bought to replace glass in picture frames. But used a photocopy of the picture in case it stuck.
I bought my plastic from Nancy's notions. It seemed to work the best.
Try the Sheetprotectors that are used for Docoments.I had good results with those.Good Luck,Ursula
I am not sure what those are?
Seetprotectors are large Plastic Envelopes you use in Ring folders.They are accidfree to store Documents .They are 4Asize
I've made several of these. Used a plastic that was originally bought to cover tables..or chairs. The files I have do a straight stitch first, then you trim the plastic, then the satin stitch. I agree with mdladyus, check with the site you got them from. Let us know what happens.
It could be the needle you are using, but I can't tell you the correct one to use. You could look on emblibrary site to see what needle they use. I hope you have better luck next time. I did a sample, bugs in a jar, awhile back and it did fine, but of course I don't remember what weight the plastic was. Sorry I'm not much help!
I also did the bugs in a jar design and it turned out great. I'm still perplexed on this. I will check Emb library-thanks.
I have never stitched onto plastic, but I'm interested to know. :)
If there is another line of stitching under the Satin Stitch, you may be able to just skip the satin stitch if you think that would look 'finished'.
Were did you get the design? You could contact them to find out what they used. One thing I think you would need to do is use a much longer stitch on the plastic.
What about making a "Pocket" to hold the clear plastic? Then sew it closed if you prefer. Hugs, Judy
How about a trim with bias tape? then you have both sides covered before stitching! christine LLDS!