Make your own stitched travel set!

By yvettecrossstit..., Thu, 2014-05-15 15:53
Make your own stitched travel set!

If you've stitched this gorgeous travel set from issue 191 of Crazy, or want to show off your finished designs in a different way this summer, follow our step-by-step instructions to make your very own sunglasses case, passport holder and luggage tag!

 

To make the sunglasses case

Back your finished stitching with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer's instructions, then trim to measure 23x14cm (9x5½in), leaving a 1cm (½in) border of plain aida round the left, right and bottom of the design, and 4cm (1½in) of plain aida to the top of your stitching.

To make the front of your case, cut a piece of fabric and a piece of wadding measuring 23x14cm (9x5½in), then pin your stitched piece and the fabric to the wadding with the right sides facing out.

With the stitching facing you, fold down 2cm (¾in) along the top short edge towards the back, then fold down another 2cm. Stitch in place using a 0.5cm (¼in) hem.

To make the back of the case, cut two pieces of fabric measuring 23x14cm (9x5½in) and another piece of wadding the same size, then pin the fabric to either side of the wadding with right sides facing out. As before, fold down 2cm (¾in) along the top short edge towards the back, then fold down another 2cm. Stitch in place using a 0.5cm (¼in) hem.

Pin the front and back pieces together with right sides facing and raw edges lined up, then machine-stitch round the three raw edges, using a 1cm (½in) seam allowance and leaving the top of the sunglasses case open.

Trim the seam allowance and turn through, using a knitting needle or similar to push out the corners.

 

To make the passport cover

Back your finished stitching with iron-on interfacing following the manufacturer's instructions. Trim to measure 15x14cm (6x5½in), leaving a 1cm (½in) border of plain aida round the top, left and bottom of the design, and 3cm (1¼in) of plain aida to the right of your stitching. 

Cut a piece of fabric measuring 15x14cm (6x5½in) to make the back of your passport cover, and pin on top of your stitched design with right sides facing. Machine-stitch along the length of the left hand side using a 1cm (½in) seam, then open out and press flat.

Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the front and back section of your cover, then pin the two together with right sides facing. Machine-stitch around the edges using a 1cm (½in) seam allowance, leaving a 5cm (2in) gap for turning, then trim the seam allowance and turn through to the right side, using a knitting needle or similar to push out the corners. Neatly slipstitch the gap closed, press flat, then fold in each short edge of the cover by 2cm (¾in) to form a flap the passport can tuck into. Press, then machine-stitch along the top and bottom of both folds to secure in place.

 

To make the luggage tag

Trim your finished stitching, leaving a three-square border around the edge. Carefully fray one square of the aida at the edges, using your fingers or a pair of tweezers to pull the threads out.

Machine-stitch to a piece of fabric, sewing round the edge of the design, and one square in from the frayed border. Trim the rectangle of fabric, leaving a 2cm border around the edge of the aida, then cut a second piece of fabric to the same size. 

Pin a length of string to the short edge of one piece of fabric, making sure the string hangs approximately 2cm (¾in) over the front of the stitching. Pin the front and back pieces together with right sides facing and the string inside, then machine-stitch together using a 1cm (½in) seam allowance, and leaving a 2.5cm (1in) gap along one long edge for turning. Neatly slipstitch the gap closed and press to finish.

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