Plant pot cover

Simply Sewing - - LAID-BACK DINING -

YOU WILL NEED

Main fab­ric: 20x70cm (8x28in) Lin­ing fab­ric: 20x70cm (8x28in) 2oz wad­ding: 20x70cm (8x28in) Ba­sic sewing kit

MA­TE­RI­ALS USED

The fab­rics used are from Han­tex Li­nens.

Main fab­ric: Nat­u­ral Spots, Ash Grey. Ref: LT101-7.

Lin­ing fab­ric: Nat­u­ral Solid. Ref: LT511. For stock­ists visit www.han­tex.co.uk/linen

NOTES

Use a 1cm (!⁄"in) seam al­lowance.

CUT­TING OUT

Step one Draw a 17cm (6¾in) di­am­e­ter cir­cle onto a piece of pa­per and cut it out to use as a tem­plate for your pot base.

Step two From the main fab­ric, the lin­ing fab­ric and the wad­ding, cut out the fol­low­ing pieces: Base: Cut out us­ing the tem­plate.

Body: 19x50cm (7½x19¾in).

MAK­ING THE OUTER BODY

Step one Fold the main fab­ric body piece in half width­ways with right sides (RS) to­gether, match­ing short edges. Stitch to­gether.

Step two Fold the main fab­ric base in half then half again and press. Mark these quar­ter marks with pins then open it up.

Step three Mark the quar­ter marks around the bot­tom of the joined body in the same way.

Step four Pin the body fab­ric to the base RS to­gether, match­ing the quar­ter marks pins then pin­ning them be­tween them to ease the cir­cle. Step five Stitch the base to the body then clip the seam al­lowance of the body to help it lie flat, but tak­ing care not to snip the stitching.

MAK­ING THE LIN­ING

Step one Tack the body wad­ding to the wrong side (WS) of the body lin­ing. Re­peat to tack the base wad­ding to the WS of the base lin­ing. Step two Fold and then stitch the short edges of the lin­ing RS to­gether in the same way as for the outer, but this time leav­ing an 8cm (3in) gap in the centre of the seam for turn­ing later. Step three Mark quar­ter marks and pin the lin­ing body to the lin­ing base with lin­ing sides RS to­gether then stitch in the same way as you did for the outer.

JOIN­ING THE BODY TO THE LIN­ING

Step one Place the lin­ing and wad­ding piece in­side the outer so that the RS of the lin­ing is fac­ing the RS of the outer, match­ing raw edges and the side seams.

Step two Pin to­gether all the way around the top edge then stitch to­gether.

Step three Turn RS out through the gap in the lin­ing then slip stitch the gap closed.

FIN­ISH­ING OFF

Step one Push the lin­ing in­side the outer and then top­stitch around the top edge to neaten and dec­o­rate.

Step two Turn the top edge over to make a cuff and re­veal the lin­ing fab­ric. Now pop your plant in­side and disply it on your din­ing ta­ble as a liv­ing cen­tre­piece.

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