When students arrive with everything already cut out and ready to go, progress happens quickly!
The pattern for Texas Braid is found in my book Adventures with Leaders & Enders. Signed copies can be ordered HERE.
Braid seams are normally SHORT seams, so it’s a lot of stitching a bit, taking it out of the machine, clipping threads, pressing and starting again – and that can mean a whole mess of thread trimmings and mess.
So we keep it a bit more continuous by working with two braid sections at one time, using each as the Leader and/or Ender for the other. Braids grow quickly this way and there is no thread waste or long tangled lines of chain piecing to deal with. Two in the chain is sufficient for rapid progress!
A whole lot of easy sewing with a lot to show for it!
When braids start getting too long to sew with easily, simply roll the bottom end up and pin it – and keep on keeping on!
More fun in our slide show below!
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|Texas Braid, McKinney, TX 2014|