I could have actually worked on my “to-do” list today. It is long. It is growing. It would have been the responsible thing to do.
But I had to visit the dentist. (Follow up work, nothing new or unexpected.) Paying him even more money kinda put me in a bit of a mood. For me, sewing helps right that mood. So instead of being responsible, I made something pretty. This not totally irresponsible now that I now get to share it with you!
Here’s how: I determined I needed my cover to end up 2 inches wide by 20 inches long (I wish now I had made it 2 inches x 22 or 23 inches so it’d go onto the leather strap area.) I used a charm pack as my starting point. That along with a scrap of fabric for the back and some fusible fleece was all I needed to make this quick project! (and the fleece is optional!)
I used 9 – 3 inch squares from the charms and sewed them together.
(If I made it again, I’d use 11 or 12 squares instead so it’d be longer.)
Then sewed the patchwork piece and the solid piece together.
Iron fusible fleece on the wrong side.
Top stitch the patchwork squares.
Fold over the ends and stitch in place.
(I did 4 rows of stitching because I though it looked cooler.)
Sew right sides together.
Trim the excess so the seam is not bulky.
(if I had used 2.5 inch squares this wouldn’t be necessary)
Turn right side out and iron.
Slide it onto your strap and you’re done!
****** BONUS ******
I have an extra one laying right here. It measures about 2 inches by 20 inches.
Would you like it? Just leave me a comment. I’ll draw a name in the next couple of days.
PS. The FABULOUS fabric is Momo’s new line for Moda. It is called Odyssea and I am so in love with it. The pre-cuts are here now. The yardage will be here sometime this month!
Off to be “for real” productive……