Sunday, April 1, 2018

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #11 Jean Zippered Pouch

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #11 Jean Zippered Pouch


Materials used in this project:
     
     6" zipper
     2 - 7" square jean fabric
     2 - 7" square lining fabric
     2 1/2" x 6 1/2" fabric for handle




Cut pieces needed according to materials list above.





Place the lining face up, zipper on top face up with the jean fabric face down. Clip them all together. Sew all 3 together.





Fold the fabrics back and top stitch. Do the same thing with the other side.





Fold the "handle" fabric in half lengthwise. Sew together with a 1/4" seam. Turn. Top stitch both sides.





Fold the right sides together. Sew with a 1/4" seam and zigzag edge. Do the same with the other side but add the handle (fold in half lengthwise), Sew and zigzag bottom edge as well.






Fol corner marrying side seam and bottom seam. Draw a line to create a 1 1/2" long team. Sew across line. Do the same on the other side.





Turn right side out.




Just another project that can be made from recycled jeans.




Happy sewing!


Lavonna ZWB


**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church or me, Lavonna via this blog.**

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #10 Jean Fabric Basket

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #10 Jean Fabric Basket




Materials needed for this project:

     10" long length of jeans
     Lining fabric the same width of jean leg x 11"
     Optional scrap pieces of jeans and button

Cut 10" of a leg of jeans.




With ruler, square up one side the pant leg to make it even - sew a new seam across that edge. Sew across the bottom edge as well. Zigzag the edges of both seams.




Fold the corner and draw a line across to determine the width of the basket. Sew across the line.






Tack the corner to the center seam. Turn basket right side out.





With right sides together, sew the lining fabric across the bottom and the side.





Fold the corner and draw a line across like you did with the jean fabric. Sew across the line. Tack the corner to the side seam.






Iron the top edge down 1/4".





With wrong sides facing, place lining into the jean fabric. Fold down the lining 1" across the top edge of the jean fabric. Pin in place. Sew or zigzag across the folded edge of lining.





Decorate however desired. We chose to make a flower using jean scraps and sewed a button in the middle.





Have fun!



Lavonna ZWB



**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church or me, Lavonna via this blog.**

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #9 Fabric Apron

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #9 Fabric Apron





Materials needed for this project:

     2/3 yd of fabric (24")
     3 - 2 1/2" x 24" strips
    1 -  8" x 14" rectangle
     1 - 5" square
     Single Fold Bias Tape
     

Fold length of fabric up 11". Cut the fabric across. 






On one end, measure up 5" from fold and mark. Measure across top edge 11" and mark. Set ruler on both markings and cut across.







With remaining fabric (or optional second color), cut 3 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 24", pocket measuring 8" x 14", and 5" square.






On bias edges, sew bias tape to the right side of the fabric. Fold over to the backside, stitch in place and top stitch the edge.






Sew strips in half lengthwise - on 2 of those strips, sew one end as well. Turn. 






Iron strips. Top stitch both sides.






Zigzag the top edge of the apron. Zigzag the sides and bottom edges of the apron.





Turn top edge down 1/4" and zigzag again. Do the same with the sides and bottom edge as well.





Large pocket - zigzag or serge all 4 edges. Iron 1/4" down on all 4 sides. Zigzag the top edge down. Iron top edge down another 3/4". Sew down the top edge. Top stitch as well.






Center the Large Pocket at the bottom of the apron. For this sample, I measured 2 1/2" up from the bottom.






Measure the middle of the pocket. Draw a line down the center with a pencil. Sew down the center of the pocket.






Take 5" square and fold it in half. Measure from the fold and up 2". Trim off bottom corners. Zigzag around all sides. Turn down the top edge 1/4" and top stitch.






Iron edges of top pocket in 1/4". Position on apron, centered. Sew in place.




To add straps to the sides, zigzag to the top of the side. Fold it in and top stitch twice to match the bias edge. Fold over the strap as you top stitch and sew it into place as you go.






Iron the bottom hem 3/4". Sew the seam and top stitch.






Iron the top down 3/4". Before sewing the seam, tuck the end of the neck strap in and sew in place. Reinforce the neck strap by sewing a rectangle to make it strong. Repeat on the other side.







And there it is complete!

Happy day!


Lavonna ZWB



**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church or me, Lavonna via this blog.**