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Give a Little Gift- Day 1- A Day at Beach

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

in the hoop splash case, sun glass case, eye glass case, zipper bag

Need some gift ideas this holiday season?  We've got you covered!  Sahara Fabrics brought us some amazing Waterproof Oxford prints to use. Featured today is Luxe Hexagon and Luxe Bees, which coordinate well with Luxe Chevron and Star Maps. I added Sahara's Coral PUL liners to all my bags. 

You may have noticed a new bag up there ;) Sneaky Sneaky! Just for this event we have the new Double Zipper VERTICAL set of bags!  See our announcements for more details on today's reveal. 

When creating this gift set, I had in mind a day by the pool or beach with my bestie.  She loves to read (7" kindle shown!), check her phone (sorry not sorry), and keep her shades and cash handy.  

She can do all that with the Vertical Double Zipper Bag.  I used the Large Sun glass bag and paired it with the 8x8 Splash case and 6x9 Top Zip Bag. 

Accents are the finishing touch, and you can use up all those tiny scraps! I used the Cross Stitch Bee Snaptab and Charm Basic Shapes- Set 1.

 

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Bean Stitch vs. Satin Stitch

Posted by Anna Pritchett on

Two of POP's most popular designs, the original Clutch and Clutch 2.0 bags, come with a Bean Stitch applique option as well as a Satin Stitch applique option.

We frequently get posts in the POP Facebook group saying, "Help! I'm making the Clutch 2.0 bag, and my design has only 9 steps instead of 11. Where is the satin stitching?!" So let's take a closer look at the design options.

Here's the unzipped Clutch 2.0 folder:

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

When you open the highlighted folder, you'll see two sub-folders:

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

Many people simply open the first folder, select their design, and send it to the machine, not realizing which option they've chosen. We are going to open the stitch map for the Bean Stitch option. (New to stitch maps? We talked about what they are and how to read them in another blog post.) Select the stitch map for the desired size.

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

You'll notice that the 5x7 Bean file contains 9 steps instead of 11. The applique tackdown is a triple stitch or "bean stitch" instead of the satin you may be expecting. 

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

Here is an example of the Clutch 2.0 with Bean Stitch applique:

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

The Clutch 2.0's other option, the Satin applique, has 11 stitching steps. Step 7 is the blanket detail, and Step 8 is the traditional satin applique stitch. 

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

Here's an example of a completed Clutch 2.0 with satin stitch applique:

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

If you loaded the Bean Stitch file by mistake, don't panic! Stop your machine after Step 7. Go back to your computer, open the main folder for the design, and open the Satin sub-folder. Select the same size that you have started in the Bean format. Send that file to your machine. Make sure it's oriented the same direction as the initial file and lines up with the existing stitching. Forward through to Step 7 of the Satin file, and stitch the Step 7 blanket detail right over the bean stitch. Finish your clutch as directed in the tutorial. 

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

The original front-zip Clutch design also comes in both Bean and Satin stitch applique options. 

ITH embroidery zipper bag pouch clutch

 

If you would like to see the original Clutch being stitched, check out the Panda Kisses video tutorial of this design. Join the POP Facebook group to see a (formerly live) video tutorial of the Clutch 2.0. Links to videos are in the pinned Announcements area of the group! 

And if you ever wonder where POP gets the supplies used in the design listing photos, click through the blog's Supply List archives.

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Football Stadium Banner, Kitty Top Zip Pencil Bag, Donut Bow and Bow Monogram Snaptab Supplies List

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

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Top Zip Splash Bags & School Charms Supply List

Posted by Jenny Chesnick on

ITH in the hoop zipper bag
Hello POPSters! We have another fun week of projects for you.  This week we have the new School Charms! Perfectly sized for all your pencil bags and backpacks. 
We've also launched the new Top Zip SPLASH bag set.  Use them for the pool or use them for school! 8 sizes for all your needs. 
7x11 size shown here.  These also coordinate with our Pencil top zip cases. 
Finish off the look with the new Mini Script Monogram Charms. 
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