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Jezze Prints: No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial

Jezze Prints: No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial
As promised, a recipe for making washable stand-up storage baskets: You'll need to cut 2 of each of these pieces (click on the pic to enlarge it to a readable size). The measurements are in centimetres because that's the way I was brought up (sorry). A seam allowance of 1cm is included in these measurements. This basket's base is 15cm wide, but you could make any size using this slightly haphazard formula, where x is the width of the base and y is the height of the basket. Pieces cut, sew right sides together along these seams: Sew the boxed corners of the linings by folding the pieces open, matching the side seams with the bottom seams, and stitching across: Zig-zag the top edge of the smaller lining piece. Hem the bottom edge of the outer sleeve piece, turning up 1cm all round and stitching it down. Turn the lining pieces so that their right side faces out, and slide the outer sleeve over. Almost done, except for the fiddly part! See the stitching on the corner?

Fabric Basket Tutorial with Delia Creates Hi U Create fans! I am super excited to be here for the Summer Fat Quarter Series. Today, I am sharing a simple project that takes just two fat quarters and some interfacing. It's reversible too! :) Let's get right to it, shall we? Materials: two fat quarters 1/2 yard of stiff fusible interfacing contrasting or matching thread rectangular fabric scraps (preferably matches your fat quarters and no smaller than 4x4 inches) fabric glue That's it! Please note: I made two baskets so you will see the fabric interchange in some of the steps. -Wash and press your fat quarters. - Following the manufacturers instructions, fuse each piece of fabric with interfacing. - Clean up the edges of your fat quarters to make everything nice and even and so that there are no frayed edges. - Stack your two fused fat quarters and cut them again if needed so they are the same size. - Cut five by five inch squares from each corner. - Go HERE to download my fabric handle pattern. - Pin the corner edges together.

Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket | The Stitchin’ Chicken It’s been a long week! I meant to post this sooner, but other things kept getting in the way. Better late than never? Anyhow, please read through the entire tutorial before you start. This bucket/basket (I will refer to it as a bucket as we go through) is approximately 8″ wide x 6″ deep x 6″tall. Materials: Approx. 1/2 yd each – fabric for outside and fabric for liner Batting – 1/2 yd in length (please see notes at the end) Matching thread for assembly (you can use a contrasting thread for final top stitching if you choose) graph paper (or your choice of material to draw a pattern out on – see notes at the end) ruler pencil pins walking foot for machine (not required, but it makes it a lot easier to sew with the batting) First I am going to show you how to draw out a pattern. Pattern Drawn Out I start out drawing out what will be the base of the bucket first. Side Ends You need to do the same for the front panels of the bucket: Side Measurement for Front and Back Batting, lining & outside Assembly:

11 Ways for You to Makeover the Sneakers - Pretty Designs Have you forgotten putting the old sneakers in the corner of the room? It’s time to pick them up and makeover them because you may need a pair of sneakers to step out for the beautiful spring. Wash the sneakers and prepare them for an amazing change. You can print pictures on the shoes or add some glitter to them. Print Sneakers Neon Orange Sneakers Zebra Sneakers Easy Sneakers Colored Sneakers Sneakers with Stylish Print Black Sneakers with Rings Lace Sneakers Sneaker with Dots Ombre Sneakers French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. I even drool over those circulars from Target that show up this time of year when all the plastic tubs are on sale. Surely if I could see everything at a glance, I'd get more done. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) Measure your basket Measure the width of the front (the back will be the same measurement). Measure the base. Optional handle opening Measure the opening width and height. Final measurements Here's an EXAMPLE of the measuring formula described above, using our large basket as the model: Height: 6¾" = 12¼" (formula described above) Front / Back (CUT 2): 14" width x 6¾" height = 14½" x 12¼" Sides/ Left and Right (CUT 2): 12" width x 6¾" height = 12½" x 12¼" Tags:

Make a Library Tote Bag from a T-Shirt Earlier in the week I showed you the Library Journal I made for my son to encourage him to be excited about reading over the summer months. Part of the excitement of summer reading will come from our trips to the local library too. In order to have an easy way to carry all our library finds, I made a quick and free tote bag using an old t-shirt. To make a T-Shirt Tote Bag, you will need: old t-shirt scissors thread sewing machine plate permanent marker pins Any adult size t-shirt you have on hand will make a free, easy tote bag. Begin by cutting the sleeves off of the t-shirt just OUTSIDE of the seam. Position a large dinner plate over the neck hole of the shirt. Cut along the marker line. Using a sewing machine, sew the t-shirt together just above the bottom hem. NOTE: You can see from the picture that I sewed the wrong sides of my t-shirt facing each other. After you have sewed the bottom of the bag, fold the hem of the t-shirt over each side of this new hem (one over one under). To recap:

Collapsable Fabric Storage Totes / Articles How do you make organization fun, functional and fashionable? Believe it or not, that is not a trick question. Custom storage totes can solve a variety of organizational challenges. Whether you have storage needs around the house or when you are on the go, a collapsible tote can be used for a variety of purposes. To get started, determine the height, width and length of the tote you intend to make. Use the pattern to cut two pieces of fabric. If you wish to add handles to the tote, cut a length of webbing and sew it to the right side of the fabric. Once the handles are attached, place both pieces of fabric together (wrong sides facing each other). With the lining fabric facing you, begin to match and stitch the edges of the tote. When all of the sides are stitched, turn the tote right side out. The finished tote will collapse for easy storage. This is a simple sewing project that you can customize for numerous purposes by simply adjusting the size and fabric. Supply List

Roll-Up Tote Strap Need some tote bags that roll up with a handy snappy strap? Here’s how I made mine. The strap is attached to the bottom outside layer of a reversible tote. You just roll up the tote and wrap the strap around, closing it with a snap. How to Make a Roll-Up Tote StrapMaterials: Fabric cut to this size: Outside (two pieces 15x18 inches) Inside (two pieces 15x18 inches) Tote Strap (two pieces 4x22 inches) Roll-Up Strap (one piece 3x13 inches) Note: In picture above, I’ve already pressed the straps. Then fold in one end about 1/8 an inch and fold in another 1/2 inch and press. Topstitch the strap along the sides and around the folded ends, making sure the 1/8 inch fold at the edges are tucked in as you sew. Now we’ll apply the snaps. Insert the top of the snap through the hole, and then apply the snap part on the other side and press using the pliers. Repeat on the other end, but you’ll flip the strap over so that the opposite is showing on each side. So it looks like this. And you’re done!

Zaaberry: Tote + Tutorial = Totorial I'm a big proponent of reusable bags. But, you don't always want to whip out your smelly grocery bag when you're at the mall or library. So why not make a cute little tote with some beautiful fabric. Here's what you'll need: main body of the bag: 2 fabric pieces 15 x 10 inchescontrasting top of bag: 2 fabric pieces 15 x 6 incheshandles: 2 fabric pieces 4 x 16 inches6 inches of thin elastic1 button Fold your piece of elastic in half and baste at the center of one of the 15 inch sides of the main body fabric. Lay a contrasting panel on top of the main panel, sandwiching the elastic in between, and sew a 1/4 seam. Press seam allowance towards the upper contrasting panel and top-stitch. Since this bag isn't lined, I decided to do french seams on the sides. Turn the bag so that RIGHT sides are facing in and WRONG sides are facing out. Serge or zig-zag to finish the bottom seam and turn bag right side out. Now set the bag aside and let's work on the straps.

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