Ssam Sol Tutorial 2- Different seam allowances, Gam chim jil How-to

These are another Ssam Sol techniques without basting in the middle.
I have 2 different techniques but the results are the same.

Technique #1
This time the seam allowances are different. One is 1/4 inch and the other is 1/2 inch.

Make a crease line in the middle of the wider seam allowance.
Facing outside of the fabric together.

Sew with Gamchimjil.

Fold the wider seam down toward the narrower seam to cover it.

Sew with Gamchimjil.


Technique #2
Start with same seam allowances (I started with 1/2 seam allowance).

Facing inside of the fabric together. 
Sew with Gamchimjil.

Open the seams and cut one seam allowance to 1/4 inch.

Now one side has narrower seam allowance than the other.
Make a crease line in the middle of the wider seam allowance.

Using that crease line, fold the wider seam down toward to the other side.

Fold down again.



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Ssam Sol Tutorial 1-Gam chim jil How-to

Ssam sol is used to make Hot Bo(single layer bojagi).

First, fold seam line(1/4inch) using the bone folder.

Put two folded seam parts together.

Baste in the middle of two seam lines.

Fold one end backward and stitch using Gamchimjil(whip stitch/overcasting stitch) technique.

Iron the seam line with low heat.

Turn the fabric over.
Fold the other side seam line backward and do Gamchimjil.

Now we can see two seam lines. 
Take the basting thread out.
Iron again with low heat.

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Another New year's celebration Bojagi

Last Sunday, I went to Oakland Museum to participate the Lunar New Year celebration festival.
Oakland museum was beautifully remodeled and I was so lucky to get a right spot to demonstrate my works. It was the art gallery right in front of this energetic composition of the colors! I should go back and see all the artworks in that art gallery some time. Because I was busy during that day so couldn't even look around.

People always like to hear about the history of  bojagi, how it works and how to make, etc.
The name Bojagi means, wrapping cloth in Korean.
I always bring  bojagi that I can show how to wrap, cover, carry and store objects.
This boajgi is used for covering the chest.
And this one is for wrapping presents.
These are especially for gift money!

When people make Bojagi in old days, they wished happiness of the recipients.
Imagine that every single stitch has a  blessing and a prayer! I can feel the power of love from Bojagi.
I am starting the new year with another Bojagi project and wish you all a happy and prosperous year! 

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