Texture Magic Tote from Patterns by Annie
What's Texture Magic™?
Texture Magic™ is a steam-activated shrinking fabric made of polyester.
The fabric shrinks 30% in all directions when steam is applied. After
shrinking, the result is permanent and washer and dryer safe. Texture
Magic™ is available in a 47"x18" package.
The steps below show you how easy it is to use Texture Magic™ to make our version of the
Texture Magic™ Tote using easy to follow
instructions for creating the grid. We also added a layer of Quilter's
Dream Cotton Batting™ to the fabric to create a loftier look and feel to
the finished project.
Mark stitching lines on the Texture Magic™. The lines will not be
visible in the completed project but it's a good idea to use a pencil or
permanent fine line marker to draw the lines. Follow the grids below to
create the same look as pictured here.
Please note: DO NOT attempt to iron the wrinkles out of the Texture
Magic™. They will disappear as the product is steamed.
Draw a grid of lines at a 45° angle approximately 1 1/2" apart.
Repeat the 45° angle lines in the opposite direction.
Draw vertical lines through the intersections.
Complete the grid by drawing horizontal lines through the intersections.
Once you've drawn the grid lines on the Texture Magic™, it's time to pin
the three layers together. Place your fabric right side down, add a
layer of Quilter's Dream Cotton™ Select batting on top and then the
Texture Magic™ with the grid side up on top. Pin in several places to
secure all three layers. Stitch along the grid lines. We used a
regular straight stitch at 2.5mm stitch length and 80/12 Microtex™
When the grid is completely stitched, it's time
for the magic! Place the completed piece on an ironing surface, Magic
Texture™ side up. Hold a hot steam iron ABOVE* the surface and
slowly move the iron back and forth. The Texture Magic™ will shrink up
drawing the fabric and batting to create the look shown. Can't be any
easier! Once the Texture Magic™ has completed shrinking, you're ready to
use your newly texturized fabric!
*Be sure not to touch the iron to the Texture Magic™ as it will
cause the Texture Magic™ to stiffen.