Using the Singercraft to create rugs and "sew" much more!
Singercraft and about 8" wide. Wrap your yarn around the Singercraft as you see in the photo above. Place under your machine and begin to sew a straight stitch. The only concern is to be sure your needle is sewing between the two prongs of the guide.
You can see in the next photo the top of the guide showing through. Notice the first layer of yarn was Orange. After I sewed it straight down the length of the guide, I raised my needle and presser foot. I then opened the latch at the top (see it right behind the presser foot), and pulled the guide away from me - the blade cuts through the yarn creating the fringe. Now, if your guide doesn't have the blade. Then remove from under the presser foot (same as above) and using your scissors, just cut the fringe.
After I completed the first row, I wound the yarn around the Singercraft Guide once again, placed next to the first row, and began to sew between the two blades just as before. Remove the guide from your machine and cut the fringe. That really is all there is to it.
In this photo, you can see the blade being pulled down the length of the yarn, cutting the edges.
Fluff everything out and it does begin to look like a rug!
Adding a third row of yellow. Just experiment using your scraps of yarn until you have mastered the Singercraft. In no time you feel comfortable. Now, to make a rug does take a while and you can see the Singercraft tool is just so long. All you need to do is to cut your base fabric the size you wish your rug to be, plus some extra on the sides for binding later. Then begin at one corner and start using your tool. As you progress, you will see that you are lining the next row to meet the previous one. Try creating a design in the center. If I had cut my base fabric twice as long, I would have maybe started my second row directly under the first - no set rules on where you start or where you go next. The most important thing to think about as you plan your project and begin sewing is to keep the heavier portion to the left of your machine. That just makes less bulk under the arm of your sewing machine!
Next project? A dear sewing friend sent me info on making Singercraft Afghans! So, that is the next challenge.
Send me a comment or an email and let me know how you are doing or what you are making. Send me a photo and I will certainly place it here!
Your Sewing Friend,