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Summer Fun Dress, Button Bracelet, and Beach Tote

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

Dress

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Burda Pattern 6910 View C
  • Refer to pattern jacket for fabric quantity and notion items
  • Lightweight knit fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Follow Burda Pattern 6910 View C to construct dress.

 

Braided Button Bracelet

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Various 1/2” buttons
  • 1-3/4” chevron button
  • 1” bow button
  • 14 gauge wire
  • 22 gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut three 20” lengths of 14 gauge aluminum wire. Fold each in half to 10”.
  2. Cut three 30” lengths of 22 gauge wire.
  3. Cross the ends of the 14 gauge wire 1” from the fold and wrap the 22 gauge wire around where the wire crosses. Repeat this for all 3 pieces.
  4. Wrap down 3 times and add a button. Wrap around other side and down 3 times before adding another button. Repeat this for 9”. Repeat for all 3 wire lengths using different color buttons for each one. 
  5. Finish the end by crossing the ends of the 14 gauge wire and wrapping the 22 gauge wire around where the wire crosses. Repeat for all 3 pieces.
  6. Gather the 3 pieces and wrap the loop ends together using the 22 gauge wire.
  7. Braid the 3 button lengths.
  8. Wrap the loose ends using 22 gauge wire.
  9. Thread the 14 gauge tails through the loops and bend flat against the bracelet.
  10. Wrap the tails around to finish. Cut any excess.

 

Beach Tote

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Measuring, marking and cutting tools
  • Heavy-duty jeans sewing machine needle
  • 1 yard paisley neoprene fabric for tote
  • 1 yard pink scuba fabric for pockets and handles
  • Pattern (provided)
  • Pencil for marking fabric

DIRECTIONS:

Note: 3/8’ seam allowance unless otherwise noted

DO NOT iron scuba fabric- finger-press only!

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Two tote pieces 22” x 19” (see pattern)
  2. Two 10” x 6”  tote pockets
  3. Two 20” x 4” tote handles
  4. Two pink 10” x 6” pockets
  5. Two pink 20” x 4” handles

Sewing:

  1. With RS together sew tote sides and bottom. Finger-press seams open. Match side seam to bottom seam at corner RS together and sew creating a boxed bottom.
  2. Mark a fold line 3” from top edge of tote and fold into inside. (see pattern) Sew ¼” from marked line around perimeter. Repeat for top edge of tote. Turn bag RS out.
  3. Pockets:

Place WS of pink pocket piece to RS of scuba pocket piece. Top stitch around all edges with a scant 1/8” top stitch. Turn all edges under 1/2” to WS and stitch 1/4” from edge, being sure to stitch through all layers. Repeat for other pocket.

  1. Center pocket over side seam of tote so short edge of pocket meets bottom tote stitch line. Sew sides and bottom, leaving top open. Repeat for other side of tote.
  2. Handles:

Place WS of pink handle piece to RS of scuba handle piece. Top stitch around all edges with a scant 1/8” top stitch. Turn all edges under 1/2” to WS and stitch 1/4” from edge, being sure to stitch through all layers. Repeat for other handle.

  1. Place short end of handle on tote according to pattern placement lining up with bottom stitch line. Top stitch handle to tote along both top and bottom stitch lines. Reinforce by stitching an “X” through this section. Repeat for all handles.
  2. Measure 2” up from top of tote. Fold handle in half at this point and stitch 1/4” from edge stopping 2” from other side. Repeat for other handle.
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