Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Little More Progress on Swashbuckling Santa

I made the pants from black and white ticking.  The boots were made from a gorgeous piece of distressed faux leather.  That stuff is a little tricky to work with.  In my first attempts, the thread kept breaking.  Then, I did a little research on the web and learned that you must use a heavier thread than usual on the top.  All I had in brown was some old hand quilting cotton - and it worked like a charm.  I also had some problems with slippage but I corrected that by smearing the tiniest amount of Yes glue inside the seam allowances before I sewed.  Now, I love sewing with this fabric!


JoWynn Johns said...

I am so enjoying seeing your progress on the pirate Santa. I'm fascinated by miniatures and I like working small myself. When my granddaughters were pre-schoolers, I made dolls' houses for them which I furnished and decorated, including house plants and art on the walls. And I peopled them and gave them dogs (not cats). It was not the kind of professional work you do, but it was lots of fun.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Looks so cute!