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|Self Drafted Pattern: 06/01/2013 (06/01/2013) - Type:Home Dec|
Review submitted in Fabric Stash Contest 2013 Contest
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|Posted on:||6/7/13 6:27 PM |
|Last Updated:||6/7/13 6:42 PM|
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|Fabric:||Upholstery Tapestry [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This entry is for the Stash Contest. I used 4.5 yards of fabric. 2.25 yards per drawer. |
This is a self drafted pattern for 2 drawers for a lower cupboard. They are self lined, have an inner layer of craft bond to make them more sturdy and a base of cardboard. With bias binding around top edge.
Pattern Sizing: 22.5 inches deep by 27 inches wide. I made 2.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? for the most part, it was what I had pictured in my mind.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No. because I was making them up as I went along. which is never really a good idea Part of the problem was I should have used a heavier weight fabric to start with, the drawers were too floppy and when I opened the cupboard my patterns would fall out. So I had to retro fit a few changes to make them work.. I used waxed twine used for beading to take in the corners by 1/2 inch and also added deviders made out of plastic mesh canvas also tacked in place with the twine seen here
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Love them now after the retro fit changes.
Fabric Used:Upholstery fabric with brocade weave of unknown fabric content, that I have had in my stash over 5 years. I originally bought this to upholster a couch but I no longer have the couch. so I still have a lot of this left.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
First I had to make a pattern, I wanted a really snug fit, my starting demensions for the cupboard are 22.75in deep and 27.25 in wide and i wanted the drawer 4 inchs high. Here is my pattern.
I could not find craft bond wider than 20 inches so I had to "fuse" 2 together. I wanted a flat seam so at first I tried flat lock the seam on my serger but the craft bond was too stiff and I could not get the seam to lie flat in the middle, so cut it off and zig zagged the two together. which worked a lot better.
for one drawer; I cut 2 main pattern pieces and 1 of craft bond. I flat locked all the corner pieces, nested them all together and bound the top edge with bias binding and topstitched.... Then realized I forgot to add the cardboard!!! Ummm there were a lot of harsh word from the sewing room! Took a break and then decided it didnt have to be perfect, it just had to be functional. So just laid the carboard inside. I didn't want two drawers that didn't match so I did the second one the same way but there was no cussing this time around.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I would sew this again or something very similar. I have other places that need custom drawers. I love these and it adds a lot of extra storage to my sewing room.
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