Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pfaff Club Project

I thought I'd show you a little project that we did at the Pfaff Club today.  Pfaff Club is intended to build skills with our Pfaff sewing machines.  It is usually put on by a Pfaff Dealer but we don't have one in our city.  So a few of the Pfaff owners asked if I would help them out.   

The Kit included cover and lining fabric, batting
zipper, tab fabric.
The project is a quilted, zippered pencil case size pouch.  You have seen me make these before.   We all started with the same kit of fabric.   While it looks small and simple, we used many skills and functions of the various presser feet.  Some of the major points in yesterday's class were:
  • How to prepare a zipper for a clean neat finish by enclosing the two ends.  Of course, this meant cutting both ends of the zipper.   
  • We used our built in walking foot (IDT) to zigzag applique on the batik pieces. 
  • We learned to test your stitches before sewing.  Not all Pfaff stitch numbers are the same.
  • We engaged the IDT to sew/quilt curvy lines above the batik patches and on the back.   
  • We used our zipper foot to apply the front and back fabrics to the prepared zipper   
  • We used our quarter inch foot to sew the 1/8th inch top stitching detail at the top of the pouch, near the zipper.  
  • We used the quarter inch foot to sew the quarter inch seams.
  • And we used the zigzag to finish off the seams inside the pouch.

Lucy B.'s Zippered Pouch   Perfect.
Lots of skill building in this small project.     And just look at how neat this zipper looks.   Thanks Lucy B. for sending me this picture.   


Anonymous said...

You make it so much fun and yet we learn at the same time. This type of learning is great in that it helps us Pfaff owners become familiar with the many different aspects of our machines. Thank you for being so generous in agreeing to help is in this manner.

Kathy said...

Lovely...wish you were a Husqvarna owner!!

Kathy Anderson said...

would love to join your pfaff group as I would like to learn to do more with my machine.

Kathy Anderson