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simple project tote for yarny types

  1. 1. How  to:  simple  project  tote  for  yarny  types   kootoyoo  …  click  &  s7tch  
  2. 2. Choose  some  pre:y  fabric…be  daring…cut  into  the  stash.  
  3. 3. Select  a  plas7c  container.    This  one  is  from  Safeway  &  used  to  hold  their  “home  baked”  anzac  biscuits.    Cut  the  lip  off  the  container  so  that  it  is  round.
  4. 4. Trace  around  the  base  of  your  container.    Direct  onto  the  fabric…you’re  going  to  cut  along  the  line.  Cut  2  circles  this  size.  
  5. 5. With  right  sides  together  sew  the  two  circles  together…leave  a  gap  for  turning.  
  6. 6. Turn  your  circle  in  the  right  way    fill  with  rice.    This  is  to  weight  your  flimsy  plas7c  container  so  that  your  yarn  doesn’t  fly  around  when  your  hooking  or  kniMng.  S7tch  the  opening  closed.  
  7. 7. Measure  around  the  top  of  your  container  (at  its  widest  point).  Divide  this  measurement  by  2,  then  add  seam  allowance    cut  two  rectangles  this  size.  My  maths    …  52÷2=26    then  26+2cm  for  seams  =  28cm  rectangle  (x2).  
  8. 8. With  right  sides  together  sew  up  your  side  seams.    I  just  used  the  selvedge  at  one  side    the  pinks  on  the  other…I’m  lazy.  Then  sew  a  li:le  U  shape  extending  from  the  top  of  the  fabric  down  about  2  inches.    This  is  for  your  drawstrings.  You  might  be  puzzled  about  this?    If  you  are  it’s  7me  to  visit  this  post.      h:p://www.kootoyoo.com/2008/11/how-­‐to-­‐make-­‐drawstring-­‐bag.html  
  9. 9. Now  you  need  to  hem  the  casings  top    bo:om.    The  bo:om  one  can  be  rough    ready…no  body  is  going  to  see  the  inside  of  that.    You  need  to  leave  a  li:le  gap  in  the  bo:om  casing  so  that  you  can  insert  your  drawstring  later.  BUT  make  sure  you  finish  of  the  top  one  neatly…or  use  your  pinks.        You  need  to  s7tch  the  casing  top    bo:om  (say  ¼  inch  from  top    ¾  inch  from  top).  You  want  those  nosey  craeers  who  turn  stuff  over  to  see  that  you  know  what’s  what  (insert  winky  smiley  face  here).  
  10. 10. This  step  is  not  necessary.  I  just  wanted  mine  to  look  more  substan7al  so  I  used  a  bit  of  lee  over  quilt  baMng  to  pad  it  out  a  bit.  
  11. 11. I  love  an  excuse  to  break  out  the  Tarzan’s  Grip.  I  glued  my  li:le  rice  pouch  to  the  base  of  the  container    then  threaded  some  string  through  the  bo:om  casing.  Draw  the  string  in  to  cover  the  edges  of  your  pouch.    Tie  a  knot  to  secure    then  run  a  line  of  slip  s7tch  through  the  cover    the  pouch  to  keep  everything  secure.  
  12. 12. Once  you’ve  unpicked  your  side  seams  between  the  two  rows  of  s7tching  (as  per  the  drawstring  tute  h:p://www.kootoyoo.com/2008/11/how-­‐to-­‐make-­‐drawstring-­‐bag.html),  you  need  to  thread  the  string  through  the  casing.      Thread  one  side  first    then  the  other.        
  13. 13. You’re  done!      Perfect  for  car7ng  small  projects  around    keeping  yarn  dust  free. June  2011  www.kootoyoo.com  

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