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Cozy Pet Bed

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Cozy Pet Bed

Finished Size: approximately 26˝ × 26˝

What Do I Need?

1⅝ yards of heavy decorator-weight fabric

26˝ × 26˝ pillow form

1 ball of yarn for pom-poms

Pinking shears (optional—refer to the tip)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making pom-poms

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of fabric to measure 26¾˝ × 26¾˝ for the front.

2.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 19˝ × 26¾˝ for the back.

TIP

Cut the pieces as shown. This is especially important if your fabric is narrower than 54˝.

Let’s Make It

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

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Pom-Pom Scarf

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Pom-Pom Scarf

Finished Size: Approximately 7¼˝ × 49¼˝

What Do I Need?

•½ yard of lovely fleece or wool fabric (at least 50˝ wide)

•3 balls of yarn in fun colors

•Coordinating sewing thread

•4 pieces of cardboard 5˝ × 5˝ (You can cut up a cardboard box.)

• Basic sewing supplies

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Sewing a whipstitch

Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

Cut 2 pieces of scarf fabric to measure 8˝ × 50˝.

Let’s Make It

THE SCARF

Place the 2 scarf pieces right sides together and pin all the way around.

Mark a 5˝-long no-sew zone near the center of a long edge of the scarf. This is the area that we do not want to sew.

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Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

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take your time and ask for help

Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

What Do I Need?

Cotton clothesline (can be found in a hardware store)

Gluestick

¼ yard of quilting-weight fabric

Fun-colored thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Prepare the Pieces

Cut strips of fabric ½˝ × the full width of the fabric, selvage to selvage. You should only need around 4 or 5 strips.

Let’s Make It

Cut a piece of clothesline approximately 75˝ long.

Apply some glue to the tip of a fabric strip.

Glue the strip to the cotton clothesline and begin wrapping the fabric around the clothesline on an angle, making sure to wrap tightly and with the fabric strip overlapping each time around the clothesline.

1.When you get to the end of a fabric strip, simply apply some glue and then start on a new strip.

2.Continue wrapping until you have filled the length of clothesline.

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Oilcloth Tote with Fabric Handles

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a teeny bit more challenging

Oilcloth Tote with Fabric Handles

Finished Size: 7˝ × 11˝ × 4˝

What Do I Need?

½ yard of oilcloth

½ yard of fabric for the lining

¼ yard of fabric for the handles

⅓ yard of interfacing

2½˝ × 2½˝ square of paper

Large paper clips

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of oilcloth to measure 12½˝ × 15˝ each for the outside.

2.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 12½˝ × 15˝ each for the lining.

3.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 4˝ × 15˝ each for the handles.

4.Cut 2 pieces of interfacing to measure 4˝ × 15˝ each for the handles.

TIP

If your oilcloth fabric is a little wrinkly and crinkly, resist the urge to use an iron! Irons and oilcloth sure don’t mix very well. Not only will your oilcloth be a melted mess, but your iron will be a mess too! Use a warm hairdryer held a few inches away to gently release the wrinkles. Be careful not to put it so close that the cloth starts to melt! After warming the oilcloth, I usually stack magazines on top until it has cooled.

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Stitchy Stripy Watchband

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Stitchy Stripy Watchband

What Do I Need?

An old watch face with a watchband bar or a watch face from a craft store (I used a watch face with a 1˝ bar. The watch bar is the little bar on each side of the watch face where a strap is normally attached. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the length of the bar; that will help you decide how wide your fabric should be.)

4˝ × 22˝ strip of fun fabric

4˝ × 22˝ strip of featherweight fusible interfacing

Fun-colored thread to coordinate with the fabric

Snap kit (which includes a snap tool and size 15 or 16 snaps)

Hammer (to use with the snap tool)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Measure your wrist by wrapping the measuring tape around your wrist twice. The watchband will be super long, so you can wrap it around your wrist twice! Decide on a length that is not too tight and will allow the 2 ends to overlap at least 1˝ and still feel comfortable. Write down that measurement.

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