Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Good news...and a finishing question

I was thrilled to see that Estrella has received the TTE Floss Tag that I angel-stitched for her. I skipped that exchange because we were moving, but I was happy to fill in when Estrella didn't receive hers. Once again, I forgot to take a finish-finish pic, but here it was before assembly. You can see her pics (much better than mine) on the TTE2 blog. :)

So, my question is related to TTE2. The next exchange is a scissor pocket or scissor case. Another first-time finish for me. I went to Focus On Finishing to look at the tutorials before I decided on the design. I found this one which makes a cute stitched pocket against a contrasting fabric. I was reading through her instructions (good thing before I got to the point of finishing) and found a phrase I don't understand - "lacing". For example: Cut 2 pieces of lining fabric. Allow enough seam allowance to pull the lining fabric to the back of the cardboard pieces and lace it. (italics mine) Does anyone know what that means? I e-mailed the author over the weekend, but have not had a response yet. The design I've sketched out could also be finished as a triangular case (I've seen directions for that, too), but I really like the cute-ness of the pocket finish.

If you know what that means, or know of a tutorial with clearer instructions, please let me know!!!! Thanks!


Cole said...

I think I know, but can't explain it!!! Check Lynn B's pinkeep finishing instructions at http://www.happinessiscrossstitching.blogspot.com/

Hope this helps!

valerie said...

Hi Andrea, lacing basically means that you are sewing the sides of the excess fabby on the back of each side of the pinkeep to create taut tension. You don't have to lace, you can also use glue like Aleene's tacky glue. Lynn's blog is a good resource. If you go to this page
and scroll down a little, you'll see her example of lacing. HTH!

drea_dear said...

Thanks so much! Cole, I looked at the link and found the pic which demonstrates it. I also got an e-mail back from the author of the original tutorial, which didn't explain very well anyway. The pic helped a lot! Thanks!