I love learning about how people work, what is most effective for them and of course to see pictures of it all, so I thought I'd try to sit down and document my own process for making my Teesha Moore creations.
I started a new batch of patches yesterday with the intention of making a Doctor Who themed bag (as an aside: I just finished watching the entire series starting at #9 and am sad it is over already - but there are too many wonderful quotables and inspirations for me NOT to do a bag). Anyway, I grabbed my camera and went into my bedroom which is where the majority of my supplies are kept and dug through my boxes of fabric. This is the part where stern seamstresses will slap my hand for storing my fabrics in boxes mostly unironed and unfolded, but hey it's my fabric and I'll do what I will with it! Besides, I do generally iron the scraps before doing anything else anyway.
And BTW sadly, my boxes are not bigger on the inside although I wish they were. I think I'll be needing a new box soon, the two I have are getting pretty overstuffed.
Also here's a quick snap of assorted scraps designated for this project. I pick an array of patterns and colors, no hard plan at all, though I was looking for a lot of blue as that is a signature color of Doctor Who.
Now the main event: my workspace....the couch.
I think one reason why I love making TM things and why I can do it so quickly is that I love me some tv or movie programing while I'm working away. I've got everything I need pulled up to the couch area - floss, fabric, stuffing, show (in this case it was HP7.1), and water. It may look a bit chaotic but it works for me. And once I'm done everything sits on my work table until I'm ready to pick it back up again.
I'm not really going to go into detail on how to make a TM bag because the tutorial videos are already out there (check out Teesha Moore on youtube if you haven't already), but if anyone has any questions about technique I can definitely go detail crazy there.
Next up! I'm hoping to do some freezer paper stenciling for some of my patches today, and a few printed out on special fabric that's meant to go through a printer (this is a new trick for me actually hopefully it pans out). And then more stitching....and more stitching...and lots of stitching. I'll keep the camera close for action shots though!