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« on: July 28, 2013 10:42:55 PM »

I built a wonderful drawer to hold all of my pots and lids that fits in my kitchen cabinet.  But one morning I opened the drawer and found a native chameleon had found his way into the drawer and had been unable to find his way out.  To prevent this from ever happening again I sewed this sweet drawer cover from adorable green cotton fabric with cherries on it.  Smiley 

I ironed the fabric, and laid it flat.  I laid the drawer on top of it and cut around it, leaving a seam allowance.  I could have just measured the drawer and then measured the fabric, marked the fabric, and then cut the fabric, but I was also watching Pride and Prejudice and anytime Mr. Darcy is on the tv I'm going to take the quick and easy route. Wink  I then measured a strip of fabric 5 wide.  Why 5???  Because I had just enough fabric to make two covers with 5 wide sides.  This was a sew by the seat of my pants project.  I had just enough fabric for each of the 4 sides to be an extra 3 long.  Just enough to give the cover a little *poof*.  I sewed this long strip of 5 wide fabric together at the ends.  I then serged one edge of the strip of fabric and sewed around the other edge with the longest length stitch on the machine, which I then pulled in order to gather that edge.  I pinned the gathered edge to the edges of the big piece of fabric (the top) and serged the sides to the top .  I then turned the unattached serged edge under 3/4 and sewed it down to form a tube for elastic.  I inserted the elastic, sewed the ends of the elastic and then stitched the opening shut.  Instead of measuring around the box and then measuring elastic and using an equation I simply wrapped the elastic around the box and pulled it tight to figure how much elastic I needed. Smiley  It was uncharacteristicly simple, fast, and easy for me, but the results are beautiful.  And, thankfully, functional too. Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013 06:31:58 AM »

That is gorgeous! I really like it. Would love to copy the idea for my own place.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013 07:40:27 AM »

Clever solution to your problem, and it does indeed look cheerful.

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