I finally picked up an application for the new potential apartment yesterday and am starting to get a little worried. The Leasing Manager said that there are no 2 bedrooms available, and that they don’t normally let 3 people live in a one bedroom. She did however seem to be willing to work with me so lets just cross the fingers for now.
In the craft department, my options are starting to dwindle. While I tried to keep most of my supplies from being packed, I’m finding now that for every project I am missing some essential piece. Please bear with me as my attempts will most likely continue to be “piddly” for the rest of the month. Hopefully I’ll be able to really “step it up” in February.
Today I’m going with a fabric travel tray. I’ve seen these done with snaps, ties, or just sewn down the corners. Since I would rather not have the cats attacking the ties, and Tiny playing with the snaps, I’m going for the simple sewn version. Hopefully this will keep my hair clips and earrings in one place. (I’m not holding my breath!)
My first step was to cut out 2 squares of fabric for each tray I plan to make. I started with four (2 trays). The size of each square is 6.5 x 6.5 inches. (I only chose that because it was the size of my quilting ruler, but you could make it whatever size you’d like.) Now with the wrong sides of 2 pieces held together I sewed a 1/4inch seam allowance around the perimeter leaving a 2 inch opening for turning. (Looking at the picture below: I started at the 4 at the top, sewed right to the 6, down to the 6, left to the six, up to the 1, then right until the 2 and stopped there. This leaves a gap between the top numbers 2 and 4.)
|(*Note: If you are using thin fabric, it may be beneficial to add fusible
interfacing to one or both squares before sewing.)
I trimmed the corners so that they would make nice points when turned, and then flipped the right sides out. Next I ironed around the edges, rolling the fabric a little to make sure the points and sides were all the way to the seam.
|This is the simplest explanation of blind stitch I have been able to find.|