Tuesday, 24. June 2008

New Project: Dust skirt for the bed

I'm very excited for my new project, after I saw some quilts made of squares and appliqued pieces sewn all over them, I wanted to so something similar and after cleaning up the bedroom I want to make a skirt to hide the clutter underneath the bed.

Sewing together quares:
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The applique is done with raw edges, because this must go fast and without any time-consuming work. This week I don't really have much time - but I want to see some results nevertheless:

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I love the result so far!
It's all being made of recycled clothes, scraps and IKEA fabric.

Tutorial: making lavender bags

Making lavender bags is very easy, and I guess that people who love sewing do not need a tutorial like this, but then, I made this tutorial in german and since the pics are all taken and uploaded, I could just as well translate it:

Lavender bags are made to put in between your clothes to give them a nice scent. It's also said that the scent deters moths.

You will need: Scraps (Cotton or linen)
1 x 10cm wide and 18cm long (approx. 4 x 7 inches)
1 x 11,5 cm wide and 17,5 cm long (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches)
Scissors (rotary cutting stuff), sewing machine, a ribbon or cord to tie closed, a safety pin.

First, cut the smaller piece of fabric.
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Finish the short sides of the smaller piece by zigzagging over the edge, turning it 1/4 inch to the inside (wrong side) and sew over that with a straight stitch.
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fold it as shown in the picture with the right side inside and sew a tube:
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Turn the tube around, the right side outside, and iron flat. The seam should be at one side of the tube. Then cut the second (bigger) piece of fabric.
It should be the same width as the tube:
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Put the tube on top of the second piece of fabric, place the seam of the tube on the side where you will be sewing now. Then sew together:
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Press seam open.
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I sewed over the whole thing one more time, but this is not necessary. At this stage, you could add some embroidery or textile paint.

fold in half, the right side inside and the wrong side outside:
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Simply sew the two open sides closed. Stop about 1/2 inch before you reach the end of the tube, to leave openings for putting the ribbon in:

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Nearly finished. With the safety pin, put the ribbon through the tube.

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Fill with dried lavender blossoms:
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You're done!

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