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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Stroller Canopy Cover (with mini-tute) on: March 11, 2012 04:56:44 PM
I didn't want to spend big bucks on a stroller for my little guy, but I wanted something cute. Mom-in-law gave us this great lightweight stroller than can do a bit of off-roading, but it only came in black or red. Here's the solution I came up with!

Finished stroller:


How I made it

The only materials needed were fabric (I used less than a yard and a half total), some scraps to make bias tape with, a needle and thread.. First thing I did was measure each of the 3 panels from side to side as well as the width of the widest part between the stitching over the top. I then cut out 3 rectangles that were large enough to cover the area I'd measured.

Starting with the back panel, I draped the rectangle over the area and pinned it in place. I then cut around the shape of the panel, leaving at least 1 inch on all sides. I repeated this process for the middle and front panels.

Next, I stitched the back and middle panels right sides together (over the top long seam) and ironed flat open. I laid them over the canopy before pinning the front panel the middle panel, then I stitched those together, sewed, and ironed open.

Next thing I had to do was make the cut-out for the screen opening. This is the only part that I feel came out a bit wonky. I cut open the area, then used bias tape to cover the raw edges. The stitching here was a bit wobbly, but I'm ok with it.

Once the 3 panels were sewn together, I pinned them in place over the existing seam lines. I stitched-in-the-ditch (by hand) on the 2 seam lines, attaching the cover to the canopy. Pulling the cover taut as I went, I then folded and pinned the raw edges under the canopy and stitched by hand all the way around, attaching the canopy completely to the stroller. (I did have thoughts of attaching the cover with velcro or magnets so that I could remove and wash it, but I felt that it really needed to be sewn all the way around the front to have the best results).

Thanks for looking!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Shoes on: February 07, 2012 02:39:06 PM
Four women in my life (including myself!) are expecting our first babies in the next few months. As you can imagine, the sewing has been nonstop, and my favorite things to make have become these awesome little baby shoes from ithinksew (pattern: http://ithinksew.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pgProductID_int=51).

First pair in owl print with velcro closures:

Resin snap pliers arrived in the mail just in time. I think they add an extra level of cuteness to the booties. These blue ones are for my little guy:

Mushrooms & hedgehogs & turtles, oh my!

Thanks for lookin'!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilted linen Zakka style laptop cozy on: November 18, 2011 01:30:08 PM
Oooh, so pretty! Can I ask, what fabric did you use on the outside?

Thanks! The main fabric is just natural unbleached linen and the stripes were from some cotton quilting weight scraps I had lying around.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Quilted linen Zakka style laptop cozy on: November 13, 2011 03:24:18 PM
My most recent Macbook cozy. quilted with 2 layers of batting on each side and a padded flap. Velcro closure and fabric covered decorative button. Thanks for looking!

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Origami Bags in Joel Dewberry on: September 16, 2011 10:13:06 AM
thanks everyone! <3
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Origami Bags in Joel Dewberry on: September 05, 2011 03:19:45 PM
These are Amy B's Origami Bags from the book Style Stitches. They're quite addicting to make! They are the x-small, small, and medium sized bags.

The fabric is Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 (except for the polka dots, which was some extra linen I had lying around).

Thanks for lookin'!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sheer blouse and polka dot circle skirt on: August 26, 2011 02:33:51 PM
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidery hoops over the bed (lots of pics!!) on: August 16, 2011 07:41:39 PM
Oh wow!  Great job.  I love your color scheme.  It's such a restful and serene room now.
I did a similar treatment in 2 x guest rooms recently.  Here are the links if you'd like to see them:

I love yours too! beautiful colors and layout. =)
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Embroidery hoops over the bed (lots of pics!!) on: August 09, 2011 11:00:21 PM

I can't remember where I first saw this idea but I knew it was going to be perfect for my new master bedroom. I gave the whole room (as well as a few other rooms!) a makeover this summer. When we moved in it was a hideous baby blue and now it's a nice calming grey. Living in earthquake country I didn't want to hang up anything with glass over our bed, so I went with the hoops.

I wasn't sure how I wanted to lay them out so I traced my hoops and cut out paper circles then used painters tape to move them around the wall.

Materials: a bunch of hoops in different sizes, fat quarters or scraps, glue gun.

The fabric is Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2.
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Liars, liars, pants en fuego on: July 25, 2011 12:54:14 AM
I love these! What a cool name for a team. I got my Yudu on a deep discount too but have been frightened to use it due to the emulsion sheet thing! The liquid emulsion sounds like a good solution though.

Here is a great video I found on YouTube that helped a lot! I don't have the silver thing he uses but I just spread the emulsion with the yudu squeegee then stuck it in the little dryer compartment. Don't be afraid, it's easier than you think! And thanks. Smiley

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