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Sewing with Embroidered Mesh Fabric: 5 Ideas to Get You Started
You’ve likely seen embroidered mesh fabric, but you may not have considered its usefulness for your own sewing projects until now. With the right design, embroidered mesh fabric can be used to create everything right from dresses and tops to bags and home decor items, allowing you to easily customize your entire wardrobe and home with just one fabric choice.
If you’re ready to start sewing with this special fabric, here are five project ideas to get you started.
A tote bag is a great project for beginners sewing with embroidered mesh fabric. To make one, start by cutting two rectangles of fabric that are the same size. Then, use a zigzag stitch to attach the handles to the top of the bag. Next, sew the side seams of the bag and bottom seam. Finally, turn the bag right side out and fill it with your belongings!
A dress is always a good choice when you're looking for something to sew with embroidered mesh fabric. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want with appliques or Venise lace, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to the design. Plus, it's a great way to show off your sewing skills!
A pencil case is a great way to use embroidered mesh fabric because it's a small project that doesn't require a lot of fabric. Plus, it's a functional item that you can use every day. To sew a pencil case, start by cutting two rectangles of fabric in the same size. Then, sew the two pieces of fabric together, leaving a small opening at the top. Next, turn the pencil case right side out and topstitch around the entire perimeter, except the opening.
Have some old pillows you're bored of? Give your pillows a new life by sewing colorful and exciting pillow covers with embroidered mesh fabric! This is a quick and easy project that will brighten up any room. Give your plain old couch pillows a makeover by sewing some new pillow covers out of embroidered mesh fabric. You can either make coordinating covers for all of the pillows or mix & match different patterns and colors to create a more eclectic look. Either way, your couch will thank you!
A simple skirt is a great way to show off embroidered mesh fabric. To make one, cut a rectangle out of the embroidered mesh fabric that has a bit more wide than twice the width of your waist and as long as you want the skirt to be. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and sew the long side and one short side together. Turn the skirt right side out, press it, and sew a casing for elastic at the top. Thread some elastic through the casing and voila! You have a new skirt.
The possibilities are endless, but with a few ideas in mind and these simple tips, you can get started with embroidered mesh fabric and be on your way to creating something special.