Thank you to everyone who participated in our first conversation surrounding The Lisa Dress; especially those of you who offered your expertise to the new garment makers in the group.
To recap, this week we will be:
"Sew" excited to get started and can hardly wait to see your pretty dresses come together!
We are aiming to finish The Lisa Dress by August 18! Join us then at 9 a.m. MT to see how they turned out. Consider using your fabric remnants to craft a coordinating face mask and necklace to match!
Sewing success is so sweet!
Thanks to the help of Dara, Kim, KC, Elaine and Cheryl --- Suzette and I were able to successfully sew our very first dresses. Such a wonderfully supportive community of makers we are building here at the Element3 Health Sewing Club-thank you ladies, I love my new dress!
Join us on here at the Element3 Sewing Club every Monday for a new step by step video tutorial. Next up we will be making fun and functional fabric envelopes which can serve a variety of purposes.
To craft this project, as shown, you will need approximately a half yard of cotton fabric + your choice of iron on interfacing for the exterior body, flap and strap closure.
Cut 4: 8.5" x 11" body panels
Cut 2: 8.5" x 2.5" flap strap closure
Cut 2: 7.5" x 9" flap
Cut 2: 8.5" x 9" pocket
Rear exterior pocket
Approximate finished measurements:
7.75" wide by 10" tall
Happy Saturday and welcome back to the Sewing Club here at Element3 Health! On Monday I will be demonstrating in a video tutorial how to sew the large version of the Quarter Keeper shown. This piece measures approximately 9" x 5" finished. As a bonus, I have included the pattern measurements for the smaller size so you have the option of making a matching set.
For this project you will need approximately a quarter yard of material (hence the name) + 1 zipper (7" for the large, 6" for the small) and some lightweight interfacing.
For the large, cut the follow pattern pieces:
(2) 9" x 14" pieces of cotton for the exterior and interior
(1) 9" x 14" piece of interfacing (Pellon 808 or 809)
(2) 3" x 8.5" pieces of cotton for the exterior trim
For the small, cut the follow pattern pieces:
(2) 7.5" x 10" pieces of cotton for the exterior and interior
(1) 7.5" x 10" piece of interfacing (Pellon 808 or 809)
(2) 3" x 7" pieces of cotton for the exterior trim
Let me know in the comments how you like the project and what you might use it for. A few ideas: tissues, loose change, pencils, cosmetics, snacks...
Until we meet again, be well and sew happy!
Sewing Club Leader
On Monday, Andrea will be here to demonstrate how to sew these darling cubes which measure approximately 4" x 4" are are perfect for holding your favorite small collection of buttons, fabric and more!
In the meantime, you can begin gathering your supplies.
For this project you will need approximately a half yard of fabric or two fat quarters + 5 bits of batting and some non fray material for the handles:
(10) 5" x 5" squares of cotton fabric
(5) 5" x 5" squares of batting
(2) 1" x 5" handles (vinyl, cork, leather or felt will work well)
Whether you are a sewing novice or an expert in your craft, the sewing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for the art of sewing in a supportive virtual environment.
Largely self-taught, Andrea has been sewing full-time as a hobby and profession since 2006. She especially enjoys teaching, pattern design, sewing bags and accessories. It is her belief that creativity is an essential element of well-being and sewing is a practical and enjoyable way to express your creativity, connect with other artistic people and build lasting friendships. To learn more about Andrea and see samples of her work, visit Sewspire.com
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