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Topic: New Scissor Carousel (dust) Cover and how I did it!  (Read 4265 times)
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Jinjeet Phoenix
« on: January 14, 2012 05:12:39 AM »

I have a small "built-on" craft room that has very thin walls that allows the dust to continually settle down on everything in there. Therefore, it's time I made some changes. I decided to make a dust cover for my scissor carousel.

And this is how I made it:
Trace circle from the base of the carousel.

Add about a centimeter on all sides. (Use new pattern weights  Roll Eyes)

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Cut out circle and place over carousel to make sure it fits. Cut out a long piece of whatever you're using Height x circumference. Add on a bit to the length. Sew circle to length of fabric then sew the end. I used a 5 thread overlock. Done. Hard part over.
Place sewn cover on carousel to check that it fits.

Now take thin wire. I have no idea how thick it is. I just took it from my stash.


Put the wire inside of cover to make a ring. Overlap a bit for stability.


Check again!!!


 Now place cover over carousel to see if it works out and everything is in place.



Everything look ok? Wire? Stitches? Length? Make double sure! (Measure twice cut once!)


Now take some really thin wire (more stash stuff) and wrap thicker wire to add to stability.


Insert round ring into top of cover and push in til it's straight all around. Make sure it is in tight.

As you can see, the wire wasn't in snuggly enough so I worked on it more til I was satisfied.


You want to check the top and sides.

Now go find a place for it. (But before that I'll give it another cleaning in the hopes that I won't need to wash it down every few weeks.)
That's my new dust cover. It took me less than an hour including rummaging and figuring out measurements. Hope this helps someone. And I do believe that this is actually my first tutorial. Please be gentle.
 
 

C &C Always welcome. Thank you for reading this.
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012 08:15:24 AM »

This is a great solution! I know I wouldn't have thought of making the cover clear, but it makes so much sense, and is less visually bulky than a fabric cover would be. People might be intimidated by sewing clear vinyl, but you make it sound so do-able.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012 08:30:07 AM »

Thank you Wulf. I try to use as much "clear" storage as I can so I simply can see inside. Also, I bought the vinyl for another project and had lots left over. Luckily I have a fantastic Juki industrial overlock and it handles the vinyl great. Just a little manipulation from me.(In the form of holding on for dear life. lol). The vinyl is thick but very pliable.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012 08:43:41 AM »

Well, that's the niftiest thing I've seen in a while!  Awesome job.  Was it difficult to sew with the plastic?  How'd you keep it from slipping?

And I'm with you on clear storage!  I use sheet and comforter bags to store some of my fabric - easy to see and keeps rabbit hair off. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012 08:54:32 AM »

Great idea, well executed.  Nice job Jinjeet!
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012 09:14:39 AM »

Well, that's the niftiest thing I've seen in a while!  Awesome job.  Was it difficult to sew with the plastic?  How'd you keep it from slipping?

And I'm with you on clear storage!  I use sheet and comforter bags to store some of my fabric - easy to see and keeps rabbit hair off. Cheesy
Thank you Kaz814. It wasn't too hard to sew the plastic. It's pretty "sticky". I just had a little trouble sewing in the round. I just made sure the two edges were as even as possible.
I use jars and bottles for storage. My fabric is mostly folded on shelves so I can see them and hopefully use them up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012 09:15:55 AM »

Great idea, well executed.  Nice job Jinjeet!
Thank you MissingWillow!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012 01:26:28 PM »

Very nicely done! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012 09:56:52 PM »

Thank you so much SevsOnlyGirl!  I have since washed my newly covered carousel and am still looking for a place to put it. I will sooner or later.
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012 06:55:13 AM »

Clever idea and so well made. Much easier to wipe off one cover than all the scissors a piece.
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012 08:53:01 AM »

Your cover is a great idea! I also must say WOW - you have so many neat scissors!!
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012 10:33:52 AM »

Clever idea and so well made. Much easier to wipe off one cover than all the scissors a piece.
Thank you HSG. All of the scissors and the stand. That's the reason I've started to cover things.lol. Just too much dust here.
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Jinjeet Phoenix
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012 10:36:45 AM »

Your cover is a great idea! I also must say WOW - you have so many neat scissors!!
Lol Thanks!!! The stand was given to me by a friend in the states. Then she took me to a craft store and then we filled what was "missing" with 2 for a $ scissors.
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012 07:03:14 AM »

I love practical projects...you seemed to have found a wonderful solution to keep you area as clean as possible!

Appreciate the tutorial...I have some similar carousels that collect dust in the bottoms...I am sure your tutorial can be adapted to many sizes!

Thank you for posting!  I was curious to see what this was when you posted your intention in the 50 projects craftalong! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012 10:19:24 AM »

Thank you Always. Yes, I'm forever looking for storage solutions for my little craft cave to keep it clean, tidy and to be able to be able to pinpoint my stuff.
Actually, this is the third cover I've made. The first was for my kitchen mixer. It's on the sideboard and gets splashed on so I made one for it. Same thing for my deep fryer. We keep it in the back porch (=dust). So another "dust" cover. I tried to take pics of them but they are too invisible.
Now you've given me  a start. I posted in the CAL?
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