Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hanmade fabric tray

I wanted to give this a try. It is really quick and simple. Follow the steps below to make your very own fabric tray!
Collect your fabric together.
I used some blue patterned fabric plus a cream fabric for the outer layer. Also I used some soft lining to give it some extra hold.
Cut it out so that the three layers are all the same rectangle. Unless you want a square tray!
Turn your layers inside out. So your pattern and outer face each other. Sew around the edges leaving about a 2-3" gap on one edge.
 Can you see the bottom on this picture the gap I left? (sorry I was lazy and didn't iron the fabric!)
 Heres the gap
 Turn it round the right way. And press.
 Then sew all the way round even over the gap.
 Now here you will need to make a few decision.
I measure 1.5" in from the sides and corners and marked it with a date. My finger is on one fothe dots. This will be where your inside corner will be. Mark four dots.
 Then do a dot to do and sew connecting those dots together. Creating a rectangle smaller than the piece of fabric.
 Here is mine. Almost finished now!
 Then pinch the corner of your stitched line.
 Sew from the stitch outwards towards the fabric edge.
Do this four times on each corner.
Wasnt that simple!? Why not try different shapes and sizes. Have fun!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

around here recently

I have been doing lots of sewing recently. I thought you might like to see what I have been upto.
I have been doing lots of cards, to get my stock up.
Ive enjoyed trying a few new things.
I have had some really lovely bright paper to use too. 
 My first ipad cover, I love it! Started my second already!
Really enjoying lots of fabric applique.
 tea cup small bag detail.
Hanmade invites are out there! Looking forward to my *first party!*
Start of a Hanmade order, set of 3 fabric bowls.
Coming soon
Hanamde bag tutorial and fabric trays!