Monday, May 31, 2010

Perfect Picnic Bowl Cover

Hello, and Happy Summer! I hope that everyone is having a relaxing weekend as we kick-off the BBQ season. As I grilled with several friends yesterday, I realized the the pot-luck season is upon us so in that spirit I am sharing a very cool bowl cover, perfect for bringing your favorite dish to any Summer outing in style.

You will need:
Sewing Machine
Quarter to Half a Yard of Fabric depending upon how big you want it
One Large Bowl for sizing

1. Lay out your fabric "right side down" place a bowl or other large circular template on top.

2. Trace template using a pencil, erasable marker or other lightly colored writing tool.
3. Cut the traced circle from your fabric. I used the circle as the suggestion, and instead added 2 or so inches to my circle by cutting outside of the line by several inches. it should look like this once you have completed this step.

4.Fold the edges of the circle inward approximately 1/2 inch and pin. The exact measurement is not crucial so don't stress.

5. Ok, it is time to take to your sewing machine. Sew around circle leaving room to thread your elastic within the casing you are creating. Leave 1-2 inches open to thread the elastic.

6.Attach a safety pin to the end of your elastic and thread through the casing you have created around the edge of the circle. The fabric will begin to bunch around the elastic. After threading the elastic around the circle connect the two ends and sew together.

7. Close the remaining 1-2 inch opening using your sewing machine.

Congrats you are done, now take your favorite yummy dish to your next picnic. On an interesting side note it looks disturbingly like a shower cap.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Box Cushion Preview shh....

Just made these adorable box cushions for my favorite antique chair. I love them, and if you want to know how to make them be sure to register for my box cushion class.