Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Project #5 Dishtowel Apron

A group of girls 5 years to 8 years old were able to make these aprons without too much help. This is a very easy, fun project for sewers of any level to accomplish.
step 1: sew ribbon to one edge of dishtowel and fold up the edge 6". Sew fold in place and 2 more vertical seems to make pockets.
Step 2: turn towel over and fold in upper corners to create casing for ribbon to go around the neck. sew 1.5"casing or whatever size your ribbon is.
Step 3: with a safety pin attached to end of ribbon, fish ribbon up through one side and down through the other. This becomes the neck ribbon and ribbon for tie-ing in the back.
Step 4: (optional) Take apart a big flower and sew bloom without all the plastic together with a button in the center. Sew flower with button center to the apron for an accent.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions. deanalowry@msn.com

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Project #4 RV Remodeled by Angie

An RV remodel is not for the faint of heart sewers, but is very do-able with a little know how and a lot of patience. You can use the fabric from the old cushions as a pattern and even reuse the zippers if they are still in good condition. For sewing on the buttons, use a 4" to 6" long needle and heavy duty nylon thread. If your thread is heavy duty enough, you only have to go through the cushion once to get to the back side, catch the back button, and then through the cushion again to the front to catch the front button. leave enough of the knotted end on the front side so you can tie off tight with the remainder thread. This old RV went from yuck to very hip, functional, and stylish. Way to go Angie!!!