Welcome to Week 35 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!
Week 35 – Project 76
Toddler Art Smock – designed by Rachael Theis page 214
Carrie selected Kokka Trefle Mushrooms Blue.
pattern on sheet #4
2 packages of 1/4″ double – fold bias tape (4 1/2 yards)
Carrie’s Tips and Thoughts
- Clear and simple directions to follow.
- The book suggests quilting weight cotton. Carrie selected a Japanese import by Kokka. It is a light weight canvas-style cotton/linen blend, 85% Cotton/15% Linen.
- In step #2, Assemble the Pocket, after attaching the pocket to the apron front, Carrie marked the lines from the pattern with a water soluble marking pencil. (The white line made an easy guide for sewing.) Before stitching down the vertical pocket lines she pinned the top of the pocket to assure it was smooth. Starting in the center Carrie sewed from the top down being careful not to catch the bias tape edge.
- All of the raw edges on this project are enclosed with bias tape. Here is a little tip for sewing double – fold bias tape.
- Lay bias tape open on wrong side of fabric. Stitch in the fold with raw edges lined up. Fold bias tape to front and top stitch.
- In step 5 the directions say to cut 32″ of bias tape. Carrie cut 34″ for the neck edge and tie. To give a little more room for tying the bow on the back next time she would cut 36″ of the bias tape.
Week 35 – Project 77
Firefighter Hat – designed by Caitlin Bell page 216
Janis chose Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Red.
pattern on sheet #1
1 yard medium weight fusible interfacing
10″ x 14″ piece of plastic mesh canvas (like that used in needlepoint)
3/8 yard of 1/2″ elastic
patch for front of hat
Janis’ Tips and Thoughts
- This project was well written .
- Instead of the plastic mesh canvas that the pattern called for, Janis used Pellon Peltex stabilizer. It was easy to insert into the fabric shell in step 5.
- When pressing the crown in step 3 it helps to have a pressing ham. If you don’t have one, Janis suggests shaping a hand towel or two into the shape of the curve and then pressing the seams.
- Janis looked for a patch with “Fire Chief” on it. In her search, she discovered some fabric with the fire department motif as part of the design. After adding some iron on stabilizer and a line of zigzag around the edge it looks the same as a patch. Step 4 - Iron it on the crown and then zigzag around the patch again. Janis has seven fire and rescue motifs left. The first 7 customers to request them when placing an order will receive them with their shipment. Just leave Janis a note in the Order Notes section.
- Step 6 suggests slip-stitching the crown exterior to the brim. Because Janis used the Peltex, she was able to sew it with her machine easing the fabric in as she sewed. The elastic was added at that time so that the ends were inside the lining. She hand stitched the lining in place.
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