Well.. This is my first attempt at a canvas bag 🙂 Got the ‘How To Do’ from the net and started collecting bits of materials and fat quarters.. and ended up with this.
Hey! Just made this dress out of a scarf from a charity shop and an old top which was too small for me!
My first stuffed animal! Yey!! 😀 Im quite proud of it really.. Never thought id be able to do one of these!!! Heres how i did it…
fabric-2 coordinating fabrics. 1/2 yard of each is plenty-but you really only need a FQ or scraps for the ears
lightweight iron on interfacing
scraps of white felt
First tape together the pattern, then cut out the pieces of your pattern as labeled. Cut all the pieces so that they are mirroring each other, ie right sides together. Use a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout.
Then take the ears, and iron on the interfacing to one wrong side of one piece. Sew the two ear pieces right sides together around the outside of the ear. Leave the inside curve open. Repeat for other ear. Then clip the curves (or use pinking shears-so quick and does the hard work for you!), and turn right side out.
Then sew a gathering stitch along the open side, and gather the ears.
You can gather them in more or less, whatever you want! Pin them to the curve of the elephant body like so..then baste the ear along the gathering stitch you sewed earlier. Repeat for other ear.
Then take the elephant head piece and pin on top of the ear. You’ll have to manipulate it a little to get it pinned but it will fit nicely.
Then sew those pieces together.Lightly press. repeat with other side of elephant.Then take the white eye piece and place it where you want. (you can add heat n bond to the felt to help it stay in place while you sew it down) Sew around the edge of the eye with a satin stitch. (a zig zag stitch with the stitches close together)
Then pin the two sides of the elephant together like so. Sew around the entire elephant, starting at the back and ending right after the neck, leaving about a 3″ opening. Clip corners and curves-but not too close to the seam! Turn right side out and stuff with poly fil. Sew the opening close with an invisible stitch, and you’re done!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0SrCE7gVlywZDgwMjhiMzgtOGE0Ny00MDQ0LThhMmEtMzRiNzE1MTlhMDFj/edit?pli=1 << The Free Pattern for the Elephant.
Well this is pointy Kitty!!! It took me a while to do.. as i left it half way through to do other things… but we got there in the end! and i think it looks quite cool tbh. Its quite small so ive decided that im going to make the next one bigger by just enlarging the pattern peices. I will add the tutorial and the pdf if i can so other people can have a try but i warn you it is quite fiddly! 🙂
Ive decided to do something really difficult(in my opinion) and make something wearable…
A dress!! I thought id start small and make my little sister a dress so i looked up patterns on the internet and came accross a halter neck dress that looked really cute. So heres how i did it….
I first printed off the template from the link above^^^^^ and sellotaped it all together so that the X joined together.
First, Fold your piece of fabric in half and line up the pattern on the fold (as marked) with the top x at the top of the fabric, like so. Trace it, then repeat again moving your pattern downwards so that they are directly above and below each other.
Then use the scraps leftover to trace the straps. Leave a little just below the x for your seam allowance. Pile the two scraps on top of each other and trace twice, so you get four straps, like this:
Now take your two bodice pieces and lay them right side up. Pin a strap to each side of each piece, right side down:
Now take one complete bodice piece and lay it right side up. Lay the other piece right side down on top, so right sides are facing. Pin all the way around the entire thing except the bottom edge. Sew all the way around the top of the bodice and straps with a straight stitch, and leave the bottom flat edge unsewn:
Now take your rectangle of fabric and finish each short side edge by folding to the wrong side 1/4″ and ironing, then another 1/2″ and ironing, then sewing in place with a straight stitch:
Take the bottom edge of your fabric panel and finish it by folding to the wrong side 1/4″ and ironing, then another 1/2″ and ironing, then sewing in place with a straight stitch. Now along the top unfinished edge of the panel sew a basting stitch. Make sure you pull a long length of thread out of the machine before you start. To sew a basting stitch, use a straight stitch set to the widest width your machine will allow, usually a 5. Baste all the way across, then leave a long length of thread at the end:
Open your bodice and lay it out flat. Pull the bobbin thread on your basting stitch to gather the fabric until the skirt panel is the length of your bodice
Snip the corners at the top of your skirt panel at an angle (so they will fit into the bodice):
Choose which side of your bodice is going to be the front (the side that will be away from the kid’s body and show) and lay that side up. Lay the skirt right side up as well. Fit the skirt into the bodice and pin. Make sure the gathers are evenly spaced and use lots of pins, it helps with sewing it all in place. Double check that your basting line is not showing, that it’s nicely pinned inside the bodice.
Sew straight across the bodice at the edge to secure your skirt in place:
Now is the time to try it on your wearer if you can, to mark where your fasteners will go. The fasteners can either be buttons, snaps, velcro.. what ever you choose or have available!! It really is up to you. I used snaps so i can adjust them as Millie grows 🙂
And there you have it! My first ever dress!! Only took a day to do!
Modelling the dress i made