Archive for the ‘How To’ category

Fabric Tray

September 3, 2018

This cute fabric tray is great beginner’s project and it’s useful too. This was made by my sewing students August 30. You can get the tutorial for free here. http://image5.photobiz.com/1320/20180829122810_264412.pdfDSC03247

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Making a Fall Display

September 15, 2017

I love the Autumn season with its display of color. This season really lends its self to decorating and this video shows how easy it is to add some fall season color to your porch or deck

Making a Fall Display from Peggy David on Vimeo.

Travel Tissue Holder Tutorial

May 7, 2017

Just in time for Mother’s Day this travel tissue holder will bring a smile to her face. With only 4 straight seams, it makes a great project for kids to sew too.

 

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Supplies:

  • 2 Coordinating fabrics or scraps of fabric
  • Pocket Tissue pack (I used Kleenex Brand)

Instructions:

1/4″ seam allowance

Cut the outside fabric to measure 6″x 61/2″

Cut the inside fabric to measure 6″x71/2.” the inside will be wider, this is what makes the trim when we turn it right side out.

Your fabrics will look like this

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Sew the 6″ sides right sides together. There will be a bubble since the lining fabric is wider.

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Turn the fabrics right side out and press flat so that there is a 1/4 trim on each side.

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Now press the fabrics in half, trim sides together. This will help us find the middle.

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Now fold both sides to the middle and pin in place.tissue cover5.jpgSew across the top and bottom edges.

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Trim any look threads and turn inside out. You can use a chop stick or other tool to make the corners nice and sharp.

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Press it flat and insert a travel kleenex pack inside.

Perfect for gifts. Enjoy!