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Colorful Cabana

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 12 yds 54" indoor/outdoor home dec fabric
  • 1/4 yd 1"-width Velcro hook & loop fastener
  • 100% polyester thread, strong
  • One 3/8" grommet & setter
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Serger
  • Heavy-duty single-needle sewing machine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Dimensions are based on frame available. Measure frame & size to shape the pieces accordingly.
  2. Cut out all panels, flanges & roof top according to dimensions provided. (FIG. 1,2,3)
  3. For 19-1/2" ties, cut eight 2"x20-1/2" pieces of fabric. Mark center at 10-1/4". Hem short ends 1/2", fold lengthwise to center, fold to 1/2" wide & sew down 1/4" from edge. (FIG. 4)
  4. For 14-1/2" tie-backs, cut two 3"x15-1/2" pieces of fabric. Fold & hem all edges 1/2". Fold in half lengthwise to make 1" tie. Cut Velcro hook & loop in 4-1/2" long pieces. Sew hook on 1 end; loop on opposite end. (FIG. 5)
  5. Serge all sides of all pieces and panels.
  6. Left-facing door panel: On the backside, measure & mark point A 18" from right edge & 8" down from top edge of panel. Mark top edge 18" from right edge. (FIG. 1)
  7. Measure& mark B 18" from right edge & 8" up from bottom edge. Sew 19-1/2" ties in center of tie to point A and point B. Align ties horizontal to top edge when sewing down. Hem left edge 1". (FIG. 1)
  8. On backside, measure& mark point C 8" from right edge & 27" down from top edge. Mark & sew 14-1/2 tieback on loop end to mark horizontally to top edge.
  9. Right side facing door panel: On the backside, measure & mark point A 18" from left edge & 8" down from top edge of the panel. Mark top edge 18" from left edge. (FIG. 1)
  10. Measure& mark point B 18" from left edge & 8" up from bottom edge. Sew 19-1/2" ties in center of tie to point A & point B. Align ties horizontal to top edge while sewing. Hem right edge. (FIG. 1) On backside, measure & mark point C 8" from left edge & 27" down from top edge of the panel. Mark & sew
  11. 14-1/2"tieback on loop end to this mark, horizontally to top edge.
  12. Left side/rear panel: On the backside, measure & mark point D 24-1/4" from right edge & 8" down from top edge. Mark top edge 24-1/4" from right edge. (FIG. 2)
  13. Measure& mark point E 241/4" from right edge & 8" up from bottom edge. Sew 19-1/2" ties in center of tie to point D and point E. Align ties horizontally to top edge.
  14. Right side/rear panel: On the backside, measure & mark point D 24-1/4" from left edge and 8" down from top edge of the panel. Mark top edge 24-1/4" from left edge. (FIG. 2)
  15. Measure& mark point E 24-1/4" from left edge and 8" up from bottom edge. Sew 19-1/2" ties in center of tie to point D and point E. Align ties horizontally to top edge while sewing.
  16. Assembling:
  17. Sew right facing door/side panel to side/rear panel right side. Sew left facing door/side panel to side/rear panel left side per instructions. (FIG. 1 & 2)
  18. Sew side/rear panel right side to side/rear panel left side. The walls and doors of the cabana are assembled. Hem bottom edge 1". (FIG. 7)
  19. Sew the 4 pcs of roof panels together on 32" edges after hemming top (6" side) edge 1/2". Measure down from top 7-1/2" on the four seams & mark.
  20. Hem all four sides of roof top 1/2". Punch 1/4" hold dead-center of roof top & install 3/8" grommet. Sew corners to marks on top side of roof panel assembly. (FIG. 6)
  21. Hem bottom edge of roof flanges 1/2". Make 3-4 small pleats to hem the curves. Sew top edge to roof panel assembly, one for each side.
  22. Align marks on top edge of side/rear panels to the rear corners of roof assembly. (FIG. 6)
  23. Sew roof assembly to side/rear panels corner to corner to square walls& door assembly to roof. Sew down each side to front corner. When sewing across front, panels will cross over. Sew left side first, then right side.
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