Hexalong, Point-to-Point Hand Sewing, Lesson #3
July 19, 2011 § 6 Comments
Now we are going to sew our pieces together!
These photo laden lessons are working for me, so let’s try that again.
Remember all those lines I had you mark in the last lesson? Well, the intersections where the sewing lines cross are your “points” in the point-to-point sewing.
Position two of your templates, right sides together.
Insert your needle smack dab in the middle of the intersection of the two sewing lines: “the point”.
Be sure the needle also passes through “the point” of the second piece of fabric. Turn it over to check and make any necessary adjustments. The key to success in this type of sewing is accuracy … so go check!
Once your needle is through both points, leave it there to stabilize that side.
It’s a little tough to see here, but I nailed it!
Now, you’re going to pin the second point. Insert your pin exactly through the intersection in both the top and bottom pieces and pin in place. Again … be sure you check both sides!
Now you’re going to start stitching. Start off in the intersection and take one tiny stitch. Pull the thread all the way through.
If you look very closely, you’ll see I’m creating a “back stitch” here.
You do the same thing. Make a stitch in exactly the same spot as your first. It will secure your stitches.
Now you just go stitching along until you fill up a needle full of stitches and pull the thread all the way through.
After every needle full of stitches, or every 8 to 10 of them, make another back stitch to secure your stitches.
Stitch right on over to the other side and come up smack in the middle of the cross hairs – check on both sides, remember? Pull the thread all the way through.
Make a back stitch … I’d make a couple of them. And you’re done! That’s point-to-point sewing.
Turn it over and admire your lovely stitching!