Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 3.3 – Chain Stitch and how to use it for hand sewing

Craft with Racaire – Project 2 – fast and easy pouch tutorial – Step 2.3 – Chain Stitch and how to use it for hand sewing

Maybe you remember my recent postings about some very basic but also very important techniques for embroidery & hand sewing. Basic techniques which we needed till now to successfully work at our current “Craft with Racaire” project – the fast and easy pouch tutorial.

You can find my detailed postings about the embroidery techniques here: Running Stitch & Stem Stitch. In this postings you can also find detailed information concerning the hand sewing techniques: Running Stitch and Back Stitch and their practical application.

This techniques were already a good start but I decided to take you one step further. Today I want to show you how you can easily embellish your pouch during your sewing process. Therefore we need a new technique for the next step, for the step “hand sewing the top of the pouch”:

Todays motto is:
“Chain Stitch & how to use it for hand sewing”

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Well, enough about technique details for today. Next time I will show you how I used this technique for this pouch project and also for other projects… 🙂

Best regards Racaire

You can find all postings about this project in the category:
Craft with Racaire – #2 fast & easy pouch

Short overview of the postings till now:
Step 1) Fast and easy pouch tutorial & how to work with “rapports”

This posting explains how to calculate the needed fabric for the easy pouch tutorial. I also added some extra information: “how to work with rapports” (repeating patterns).
Step 1.1) Hand sewing stitches: Running Stitch…
This posting is an in-depth description of the first and most basic hand-sewing stitch you will need for this tutorial – the Running Stitch.
Step 1.2) Hand sewing stitches: Back Stitch (and Stem Stitch)…
Another in-depth description of another basic and helpful hand-sewing stitch you will need for this technique – the Running Stitch.
Step 2) Hand sewing the sides
Here you can find a detailed step-by-step photo tutorial about how I hand sew the sides of the “fast and easy pouch”. It includes all important basic steps for this process including the pinning, how to start with the sewing, how to secure your thread from slipping,…
Step 2.1) Hand sewing the corners
Another detailed step-by-step photo tutorial that shows you how to hand sew the nice pointy pouch corners of your fast and easy pouch.
Step 2.2) 
How to start a new thread & hide it…
Here you can see how I start a new thread while I am working at a seam finishing and how I hide the beginning of the new thread as well as the end of the old thread inside the seam.
Step 3.1) Hand sewing the top – pinning
This posting is about how I pinned the top of the pouch for the final hand sewing.
Step 3.2) Hand sewing – how to start a new thread & hide it .2 🙂
Sounds similar to “Step 2.2” above but is very different – in this step-by-step tutorial you can see how I start and hide a new thread in an already finished seam.

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