One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 17 Finished Projects

on Apr 29, 2011 in One Yard Wonders Sew Along | 33 comments

Welcome to Week 17 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!

Week 17– Project 40
Planner  Sleeve
– designed by Helen Ringrose page 111

Carrie, taking a page from Diana’s book, selected 3 fabrics. Timeless Treasures Allover Letters Neutral, Michael Miller Fabrics Ta Dot Candy, and Michael Miller Fabrics Tiny Gingham Aqua.

Materials Needed:

8″ x 18″ piece of cotton batting

1 yard of 1/2″ double fold bias tape

Closure of choice: Velcro, 1 button, or 48″ length of ribbon

Sewing machine walking foot (optional)

Carrie’s Tips and Thoughts

  • Simple to follow pattern and fun to make.
  • Carrie made her own bias binding and used fusible fleece in place of cotton batting.
  • She is going to use the Planner Sleeve to give a gift of handmade cards. Other possibilities include recipes, photos, kids drawings, sewing notions to name a few.
  • This pattern would be easy to re-size and re-purpose. Create envelopes of any size by keeping your over all measurement divisible by 3.  How about a cover for a Nook or I Pad?  Make it tiny and use for gift cards. A food friendly lining and you have a reusable sandwich bag. The options are endless.

Wonder Under and rubber stamps make a great handmade card. Iron Wonder Under to your fabric, peal back and iron to card-stock, trim “package” to desired size. Stitch ribbon/bow on the package with your sewing machine. Attach to card with mounting tape. Rubber stamp your greeting and you have a beautiful card.

Week 17 – Project 41
Not-Ugly Car Trash Bag
– designed by Jessica Vaughan page 113

Cindy chose 3 fabrics. Ann Kelle Ready Set Go Cars Lime ORGANIC , Carolyn Gavin Spring Street Stripe Orange and Michael Miller Basics Ta Dot Moss.

Materials Needed:

One 1″ parachute buckle (sometimes called a quick release clip) such as Dritz #470

Cindy’s Tips and Thoughts

  • The pattern was fast, easy to follow and understand.
  • A “one hour” project. Good for beginners.
  • Cindy didn’t make any changes.
  • She made the bag to go in her daughters car for her boys.

Cindy said this Not-Ugly Trash Bag is much too cute for trash….maybe toys, coloring books and pencils, or diapers & wipes for the baby would be a great use for this fun project.

How to participate: One Yard Wonders Sew Along Details

pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale