Do you have problems setting in zippers? You should have joined us June 9th when I showed how I do lapped and invisible zippers. Excerpt below or catch the replay here.
P.S. Sewing keeps us socially engaged, our minds sharp, our fingers nimble and gee...can even keep our muscles strong by lifting that iron up and down pressing...my doctor is impressed!
Many thanks to Dara for sharing her custom mask pattern with us! She suggests you print the attached file at 100% on regular paper.
Join us Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 a.m. MT to sew this particular mask together.
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Hi all and Happy Monday!
In our morning chat we talked about these two simple to sew organizer / caddy tutorials and I promised to post the links for you here. If you are new to the Sewing Club, these are pre-recored tutorials from my YouTube Channel. I would be honored to teach a live tutorial for the Element 3 Health Sewing Club on either project. Let me know in the comments if this is something you are interested in and I can get that on the club schedule.
Welcome to your Element3 Health Sewing Club! This week we will be making a fabric envelope which features a fully lined interior, flap closure and rear slip pocket.
On Wednesday you have the opportunity to vote as to how we can improve upon this design and on Thursday I will show you how to add one or more of the most popular variations to the pattern in our live Sew Together session. Last but not least, remember to join us Friday for our weekly "Sew and Tell" and your chance to show off your new and improved fabric envelopes! You can register for the Sewing Club live events here.
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
Welcome back to your Element3 Health Sewing Club. This week we will be playing with zippers and then expanding upon the design to create a new and improved version. In keeping with the name, this sweet zippered pouch can be crafted from a quarter yard of fabric and is a perfect scrap buster.
I am excited to see how the project will evolve and can hardly wait to design with you on Thursday and then see your finished projects on Friday! Don't forget to vote in the variation poll on Wednesday and as always if you have any questions please comment below so everyone can benefit.
Until then, be well and sew happy my friends!
Sewing Club Leader
Element3 Health Clubs
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
Happy Monday all and welcome to your Element 3 Health Sewing Club!
Today I am here to teach you step by step how to sew a "Cute Cube". This is a fun and functional project that is perfect for holding small collections.
Finished the project measures approximately 4" x 4".
To craft as shown, in the video tutorial above, you will need:
(10) 5" x 5" squares of cotton fabric
(5) 5" x 5" squares of quilt batting
(2) 1" x 5" strips of non fray material such as leather, suede, vinyl, cork or felt
I like to use a 3/8" seam allowance; however, you can use what you are comfortable with as long as you are consistent. This project is perfect for scraps, fat quarters and half yard cuts of material.
I am available, via the comments, to answer any questions you may have regarding this project or the club schedule.
As you watch the tutorial, give some thought as to how you might improve the design as every club member is invited to vote in the project variation poll which will be posted on Wednesday. Maybe we want to add a flap closure, basket style handle, pockets, interior divider, enlarge the size...the possibilities are endless.
Then on Thursday I will join you live via Zoom to show you how to integrate the design variation and on Friday you will have an opportunity to present your Cute Cube(s) to the community in our weekly Sew and Tell event, also hosted via Zoom.
Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, need more info or just want to introduce yourself. I can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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