Past Projects

Past Projects
This page includes some instructions and links for projects that have been presented at past meetings. Please let me know if there is a project we've completed that you would like to see again here. Thank you.

Triangle pouch
Created and presented by Crafty Gemini - Search “YouTube Crafty Gemini Triangle Zipper Pouch” to find this link to her tutorial:  

Supplies for 2 pouches:
2 of 10 inch squares of coordinating or contrasting fabrics
2 of 7 inch (or longer) nylon zippers in coordinating colors to your fabrics
1 of 10 inch square of Fusible Fleece or Thermolam Plus Fusible
1 of 10 inch square of ShapeFlex Fusible interfacing or other lightweight Fusible interfacing
2 pieces of ½ inch ribbon 4 inches long or 2 rectangles of fabric 2” x4” for tabs
Sewing machine and regular sewing supplies including a zipper foot and coordinating thread color.

1.     Cut each of the 10 inch pieces ( 2 fabrics, fusible fleece, and interfacing) in half creating two of each measuring 5 inches x 10 inches
2.     Choose which fabric is your outer and which is the lining. Fuse the fleece to the outer fabric and the lightweight interfacing to the lining.
3.     Place your outer fabric right side up in front of you with a short side at top. Center the zipper face down (with closed zipper pull to your right) on upper short edge of fabric rectangle. You do Not trim the zipper until a later step. Use one pin or clip to hold it in place. Place the lining fabric right side down and line up the short edges of your fabric with the zipper sandwiched between. Pin or clip all layers together. Using your zipper foot, stitch close to the zipper through all the layers.
4.     Fold fabrics open and away from zipper, lining up all the edges. Topstitch the folded edge down on the zipper tape.
5.     Fold Outer fabric on itself right sides together taking the loose short side to the unsewn side of the zipper tape - matching short sides and all edges. Pin or clip temporarily. Flip the project over and do the same with the lining fabric – matching the short sides and sandwiching the zipper. Pin or clip layers together. Stitch close to the zipper through all layers.
6.     Open the zipper and flip the whole thing right side out. It won’t open all the way because your zipper is still stopped at the bottom.
Fold the fabrics away from the zipper and topstitch close to the fold as before.
7.     Bring the fabrics so lining side is out and re-zip the zipper. This will give you a tube. Flatten the tube with the zipper centered. Pin or clip the side opposite the zipper pull and stitch with ¼ inch seam allowance backstitching and anchoring the thread at both ends. Be sure you are catching all the layers. Zigzag the raw edge of the seam allowance for a finished look on the inside of your pouch. Trim off the zipper tape on this end only.
8.     Make the Tab: Fold the 2”x 4” in half lengthwise (long way) and press. Open and fold each long raw edge to center and press. Fold in half so long edges meet. Topstitch close to both long edges to secure. Result is a 4” x ½“ strip with two short raw edges.
9.     Open the zipper. Keeping pouch wrong side out, fold the other end of the pouch so the zipper teeth match on the top. This creates your triangle shape.  (Adding the tab: Fold the ribbon or strip in half making a loop. Place the loop to the inside and slightly below the zipper. Line up the raw edges and anchor with a pin or clip.)  Stitch the ¼ inch seam allowance backstitching and anchoring the thread at both ends. Be sure you are catching all the layers. Zigzag the raw edge of the seam allowance for a finished look. Trim off the zipper tape.
10.                        Turn your pouch right side out and zip it up. You have a finished pouch.


Spiral Swirl Table Runner presented December 13, 2016 by Kathy K

Clothesline Bowls
Presented on Nov 8, 2016 by Kathy K
You will need: 
A spool of narrow clothesline 1/4 - 3/8 inch
1/2 yard of fabric cut into 3/4 -1 inch wide strips by WoF - a striped or multicolored large floral print works well
Clothespins or clips to assist in temporary anchoring of fabric ends to the clothesline.
Glue stick to begin and end strips on the clothesline
Thread to match, coordinate, or contrast. Each choice will give your bowl a different look
Sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch
This link to a you-tube video will give you the process using slightly different sizing. Our class recommended the wider strips for ease of coverage.
After your bowl is the desired size continue stitching around the top edge for an integrated look.

Message about scans of project pages:
On most computers you can capture a picture with a click of the right mouse button and choose Save Image As. Pick a folder and give the image a name so you can find it in your computer. Then you can size it to a Word document or other program to print it out if desired. This blog currently does not have the capability to expand the picture any larger than given here. I'll keep learning to see if there is another alternative to making it a full page. Thank you. Holly P.

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