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Topic: Trendy Fathers Day Gift - Now with Tutorial (Slightly Pic Heavy)  (Read 3733 times)
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« on: July 20, 2007 12:33:34 PM »

ok so it's been a while since fathers day here in the UK but this is the first chance I've had to post the picks of the gift I made my Dad.

He does lots of DIY and is in the midst of re-doing my parents bathroom but he always loses his pencil and tiny screws and bits and ends up ranting that he cant find anything.

Sooo...I cut up an old pair of denims I had, sketched out a rough pattern and made him this ->

A tool belt-thingy



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the raggy bit are left just to annoy my Mum!

ps he says he hasnt lost his pencils once since he started using it! - how cool is that  Grin
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koolcreativity
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 02:03:58 PM »

Totally awesome!
I would love to have a tutorial of this.
Could you post a rough guideline of the pouch's measurements?
The bag? pockets?
What type material did you use for the clasp around the waist?

Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007 02:04:51 PM »

What I thoughtful gift! I really like the design and fabric. It looks like it is perfectly suited for your dad's needs!
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007 02:50:41 PM »

I love this, it's not all big and bulky like a normal tool belt.  Great job, maybe a tut?
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007 02:33:59 AM »

Thansk guys   Grin - I'll try and geta tut together for you.

What type material did you use for the clasp around the waist?

Actually I just made belt loops so he could slide it onto an existing belt. That seemed much easier than making a waistband-thingy.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007 05:27:45 AM »

Ok.a tutorial (just a little bit rough and ready!)

I made this out of denim so that it would be hard wearing and I wouldnt have to line it or finish the seams!

First up the pieces -



1. Cut out all the pieces
2. Now take one large piece and 1 of the Pocket C pieces.
3. Fold the Pocket C piece in half and cut.
4. Sew round each piece and attach to back piece show in next diagram to make belt loops


Now put this bit to the side for a minute

Ok so far?  Wink right.

5. Taking the other Pocket C piece, fold down and sew the top by about a 10 or 15 mm, to make a finished edge and put this to the side for a minute also.
6. Now pick up the two Pocket A pieces.
7. Make a finished edge on the top of one of the pieces just like you did for Pocket C and add a snap fastener or button if preferred.
8. Take the other Pocket A piece and fold it so it is half its height. This makes the flap for Pocket A. You can attach the other half of the snap fastener now (which is what I did) or wait a bit and add a button hole.



Now for Pocket B



9. This ^^^^ should be clear enough

Final bit..

10. Take the other large piece and work out where to attach your zip.
You can do this by laying out all the pockets side by side and remembering to allow 15mm all around for a seam allowance. Like so:



11. To attach the zip I use this technique only I dont use a lining. Just cut your opening, iron the folds, pin in your zip and sew in place.

12. Now you can start attaching the pockets. Place them where they are meant to go and sew round using a smallish stitch. Dont worry about the raw edges, they will fray nicely in time.

I worked from one side to the other starting with Pocket C. Pocket B can be a little fiddly, just pin the centre front of the pocket where it is mean to go and squash the 'box' corners as you go round them - remember that this is a pocket with depth so sew the edges to allow the pocket to 'belly' open - dont try to sew it completely flat like the other two pockets.

13. Finally pin the two large pieces together face to face and sew all the way around. Dont forget to leave the zip open so you can turn it the right way round!!  Grin

I hope this is clear enough - any problems let me know. Im happy to answer all questions   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 08:25:56 AM »

this ROCKS!!   ty for the tute
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 11:38:57 AM »

this ROCKS!!   ty for the tute

Thanks - and no probs. Smiley

If you make one you could post pics up here too - cant wait to see what someone else does with my pattern!

Any probs (or if I've missed anything out) just gimme a yell  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 12:25:03 PM »

Totally awesome.  Thanks for writing it all down.  Clever idea about just using a hole that can go over a belt.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2007 10:25:52 PM »

My dad would LOVE it1
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