Monday, April 29, 2013

Q Snap Cover Pattern

I found a pattern online to make Q Snap covers but now the link is gone.  It took me a bit but I found the measurements that I wrote down after doing the math for different sized frames.  I'll try to explain.....

For a square frame -

4 X inches plus 1 by 7" wide for fabric and 2 X 2 sides plus 1" for elastic (elastic should be 1/4" or 1/2" wide)


8 X 8 frame  4 X 8 = 32 plus 1= 33" long by 7" wide for fabric and 16 plus 1= 17 for elastic (you need two pieces this length)

8 X 10 frame 2 X 8 plus 2 X 10 plus 1 = 37 long by 7 " wide for fabric and 18 plus 1 = 19 for elastic (you need two pieces this length)

cut the fabric then fold each long end in 1/4" and iron down, then fold each long end in 1/4 and iron down.  This creates a sort of pocket for your elastic.  You will then sew down the inside fold to close the pocket leaving openings at the ends to thread the elastic.  I then put a safety pin on one end of a piece of elastic and fed it into the pocket.  when the end with out the pin was even with the end I inserted the elastic I pinned it so it wouldn't feed through (since it is sorter than the fabric) this causes it to gather.  Once on the other end pin that to the edge.  After both pieces are fed and pinned you will take the fabric and join the two short ends together with the right side of the fabric facing itself.  Sew a 1" seam.  I wrote the frame size on the seam in sharpie marker for easy reference. Note: The elastic I bought did not play nicely with my sewing machine so I ended up hand sewing the elastic pieces down and just machine sewing the seam. If you don't have fabric in the lengths you need to sew two long pieces together to get the length, just remember to leave seam allowance.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More projects finished up - Sewn February 2013

Sleep Tight by Bent Creek.  I found this fabric for
about $2 a yd and made a cute pillow.
It is now stuffed and sitting in the living room.

Front of Peac ornament - forget who designed this chart.
Back of Peace Ornament.  I still need to stuff
and add a hang tag.

Found a pattern through google search for qsnap covers.
I bought this fabric for $1.00 a yd and found a huge roll of
elastic for only $3.00 at a fabric outlet.  I also have some
made with a different designed fabric.

Household Items for the Home - Sewn February 2013

I got an idea to make a new jewelry holder since mine was full.  I shopped for some and found them way too expensive and found some instructions through a google search but unfortunately didn't save the link.  I found some fabric from a fabric outlet store near by for only $1.00 a yard and the thin plastic was bought at Joann's for about $4 a yard.  The binding I used was 1/2 but you could probably use 1" if you wanted.  The hanger I used was from some pants bought and they left the hanger on them.  I like to keep those to hold my finished stiching after I iron it so it hangs flat.  I keep a few extra and this time they really came in handy. (FYI: this one is now full of jewelry and I need to make another :)

One side finished (it is two sided)

The finished product

I also decided to make this curtain for our hall closet.  We had an accordian type door and hated it.  This looks much better.

Tomás the Toucan - sewn February 2013

This guy has also been finished for some time now.  Thanks to Holly Willson who saw I was way too sick of the back stitching and finished it up for me.  I found this fabric exactly how you see it and thought it would be great for that tropical feel.  He is actually stuff and sitting out in the living room now.

Norman Rockwell Pillow sewn in Feb 2013

Haven't been crafting or blogging much at all but back in February I did get a sewing bug and accomplished some things.

Cut and ready

two sides sewn

Norman Rockwell pillow finished

The above was finished back in 01 but it took close to 10 yrs for me to find the perfect fabric.  I have finally made it into a pillow.  I just need to stuff and close it now :)