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« on: December 03, 2006 11:16:05 AM »

i'm attempting to make a cover out of fluffy fur for a heart shaped hot water bottle, and one side needs to have a zip. I made a practice one out of normal fabric, which didnt turn out too well, and was hard enough without fur everywhere (its very fluffy)!
this is the bottle:

and this is my rubbish paint drawing of the cover:

there needs to be a hole to let the plug bit stick out. the black dots is where the zip will be.
Does anyone have any ideas of how I could make this without wanting to poke out my eyes in frustration?

Thanks!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 11:18:01 AM »

ok yes i have an idea with how to make it work. But i have a question, the diagonal side of the heart where the opening is, does the cover need to keep that curved shape down to the point or can it be a more traditional heart shape?

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 01:39:26 PM »


I don't know, but I would try to avoid the zipper and just make something similar to my little drawing.

just take a peace of fabric, fold it so that it overlaps (hem the border first), sew along the red line, cut out the blue opening (hem that, too Wink ). Cut away the extra fabric, turn it the right way and stick the hat water bottle through the gap in the back (orange arrow)...

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 03:57:34 PM »

I like aml's idea. I was going to suggest velcro because it's easier than a zipper but I think aml's idea would hold it in nicely. Zipper + fur is really annoying to deal with because you're always zipping the fur.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006 01:24:18 AM »

thanks for the help! aml, your idea sounds great, and a lot easier than trying to do a zip! i thought that the fur might be a problem with getting caught in the zip. i'll have a go at that and post a pic when its done Smiley

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