Heirloom Tissue Packet

Hello sewing friends!
I’m teaching a monthly Serger Club at our local Bernina dealer this year.
Once a month we meet to learn new techniques that apply to a take home project.
Our project for March is an Heirloom Tissue Packet.

Our technique focus for March will be heirloom techniques.
We will learn how to sew entredeux to embroidered insertion,
how to sew entredeux to fabric,
how to sew lace insertion to lace insertion,
and how to sew lace insertion to fabric.
Sewing classes on heirloom techniques are hard to come by in our area,
and heirloom classes using a serger are pretty much unheard of.
I’m so very excited for our March class.
I purchased the entredeux, embroidered insertion, lace insertion, ribbon, and
gingham fabric for these samples from Chadwick Heirlooms in Virginia.
And of course, since I’m a Martha Pullen licensed serger instructor, we will use a
Martha Pullen pattern for these tissue packets.
I experimented with different fabrics for these two samples.
The gingham is lightweight cotton and the cherry fabric is regular quilting cotton.
The gingham version actually holds more tissues than the cherry fabric version.
The quilting cotton is more “structured” than the gingham and does not allow the
packet to accommodate as many tissues as  the gingham fabric allows.

See how much wider the cherry version has to open to accommodate the tissues?
I love both versions, and I will definitely sew up some more of these sweet packets.
Have you experimented with heirloom techniques or patterns and supplies?
I would love for you to share your experience in the comment section.
Thank you for visiting today.

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