How to Patchwork with Easy Techniques
Here is basic guide for attaching small pieces of patchwork. Step by step instructions with photos on how to make a blanket with patchwork techniques.
How to cut equal pieces for patchwork
To demonstrate you the technique of sewing pieces I used six rhombuses cutting from two fabrics having different colors.
All sides of rhombuses (and squares) should be the same. To cut the details accurately, you first need to make a paper pattern.
First steps of patchwork technique
Now take first step of patchwork technique. Fold two small parts face down inside.
Now you need to sew these parts together (on wrong side of fabric), as shown. The seam allowance should be not less than 1 cm.
At this stage you need to attach the third detail of patchwork.
Sew all pieces of patchwork without offset them
It is necessary to sew these seams from edge to edge of fabric without offset them.
Do not forget to make reverse stitches.
To sew all pieces of patchwork together gently without offset them, you first need to make stripes consisting a few equal pieces. These strips consisting many pieces you can easily connect together into one part.
If you find it difficult to navigate in sequence of joining the parts of patchwork, you can mark all details with chalk (on wrong side).
How to connect both strips together
Repeat previous steps to get another strip having three pieces.
Press all seam allowances of both strips, as shown (in opposite directions).
Now you need to connect these both strips together.
The main difficulty is that all seams on both strips must coincide.
Finishing stage of patchwork sewing
Press well your patchwork after finishing work on wrong and face sides.
On the front side your patchwork should look like this.
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