Festive trims in sparkly holiday colours of snowy white, silver, gold, red and green are easy to use when making a new wreath for for your door and more. Choose a metal frame and the trim of your choice for a quick holiday decorating project.
Or instead, why not use for a glitzy centrepiece? Add a crystal clear hurricane vase and a candle to complete the look.
A picnic is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in the great outdoors. Keep dry and warm with this Waterproof Picnic Blanket.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1.8m Ripstop Fabric
1.8m Fleece Print
7m 5/8” Bias Binding
2.5m 1” webbing / belting
4 1” D rings
Maple Leaf Plaid Fleece in Stores now. Item# 3265015555
WHAT YOU DO:
1. Cut the selvedge from the ripstop and then cut into one 180cm x 145cm (72” x 58”) piece
2. Take the ripstop fabric and lay it on top of the fleece print, wrong sides together making sure both fabrics lie flat.
3. Pin the ripstop and the fleece print together around the edges.
4. Baste around the blanket approximately 1cm (1/2”) away from the edge.
5. Starting in the middle of one side of the blanket, take the bias binding, open it up and with the right side of the binding to the right side of the blanket line it up .5cm (1/4”) away from the edge of the fabric. Working on one blanket side at a time, pin in place and stitch along the first fold line. Fold the bias binding over to the fleece side, lay flat, pin and stitch along bias binding edge. Repeat this step on the other 3 sides. Once your binding meets the other side of the binding fold back .5cm (1/4”) to hide raw edge and finish stitching.
6. To make the harness for carrying the blanket, cut 2 pieces of the webbing 90cm (36”) long. Insert 1 piece of webbing into 2 D rings, fold back 1cm (1/2”) and then 3cm (1”), making sure D rings are at end, and stitch on edge of folded webbing. Repeat this on other strap. On the other end of the webbing either seal with fray block or stitch across the webbing a couple of times to prevent the webbing from fraying. Cut 1 piece of webbing approximately 45cm (18”) long (this piece will make your carry strap. Take your two long pieces of webbing with the D rings and lay them on a table approximately 20cm (8” approx). Approximately 20cm (8”) from the end of the D rings, place the carry strap across the webbing making sure the ends meet the webbing (do not go past). Stitch carry strap in place hiding the raw edge between the two layers of webbing.
Fold up your blanket and attach harness. You’re now ready to keep your blanket handy for use anytime, anywhere.
Do you have a last minute summer project? How about an comfy bean bag chair for your little one? Pick something fun and a little flighty with this print ‘ Sitting Pretty’ Item #0951002***R
Bean Bag Chair Instructions
What you need:
1. Two 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) pieces of plain white broadcloth for the bean bag liner and two 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) pieces of more durable upholstery type fabric for the outer shell. We’re using Fabricland’s “Sitting Pretty” fabric (Item#0951002***R) from our Spring/Summer 2015 Indoor Collection and paired it with a Sky Blue Porter Solid (Item#0943202***R) to give the bean bag a two-toned look.
2. A 56cm (22″) zipper
3. 100 litres of bean bag filling.
Seam allowance = 1.5cm (5/8″)
What you do:
1. Cut two pieces of 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″) white broadcloth or muslin for the lining
2. Sew the broadcloth together, leaving an opening big enough to fill the liner with the bean bag filler. Turn the liner inside out and fill. Once filled, pin the opening closed and machine stitch or sew by hand.
3. Cut one each of the outer fabrics 115cm x 80cm (45″ x 32″). (Total two pieces)
4. Layer RIGHT side together and pin.
5. On the long edges use a reinforced stitch such as a zigzag to prevent fraying, then straight stitch the same edges once more. Use a small stitch length to help strengthen these edges.
6. Fold the fabric in half as shown:
7. Starting from the folded edge at the bottom as shown in the photo, round one edge removing approximately 15cm (6″) of fabric at the sewn end.
8. Zigzag the curved edge and once again reinforce with a straight stitch.
9. Open the unsewn edge and keeping right sides together as in image A, match the seams as shown in image B, to place zipper properly.
10. Sew the zipper into this edge.
11. Turn RIGHT side out, stuff with liner and you’re done!
Outdoor fabric is made for all your outdoor decorating needs. They’re attractive and durable and are water, mildew and stain resistant. But don’t limit your imagination to outdoor decor only…
Here’s a great idea:
Super soft flannelette is a perfect fabric for beginner sewers and experts alike. There are so many uses … cozy PJs for chilly nights, rag quilts, receiving blankets, baby toys and crafts of all kinds.
How about this idea for a quick project and easy gift idea?
Super easy and super fun. New designs arriving all year long.
Did you know that ready made cushion covers can become bags? If not, check out our previous post HERE.
It doesn’t stop with just bags…there are so many projects that can be made using ready made cushion covers. How about a handy travel knitting needle holder?