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Simply Sewing - - LAID-BACK DINING -

YOU WILL NEED

Main fab­ric: 12x20cm (5x8in) Fab­ric scraps: for win­dow, doors and roof

Stranded cot­ton

String or cord for ty­ing

Small but­ton for door han­dle Eyelet

Ba­sic sewing kit

MA­TE­RI­ALS USED

The fab­rics used are from Han­tex Li­nens.

Nat­u­ral Spots, Ash Grey. Ref: LT101-7. Ash Grey Spots, Nat­u­ral. Ref: LT126-7. Nat­u­ral Solid. Ref: LT511.

For stock­ists visit www.han­tex.co.uk/linen

NOTES

Use a 1cm (!⁄"in) seam al­lowance You will find the em­plate needed on the pull-out pat­tern sheet.

CUT­TING OUT

Step one Trace around the outer lines of the house tem­plate from the pull-out pat­tern sheet and cut around it to make a pat­tern. The solid outer lines are the cut­ting lines and the in­ner dot­ted lines are the stitching lines.

Step two Fold your main fab­ric in half, pin the pat­tern on and cut around the outer lines to make the front and back of the house.

AT­TACH­ING THE ROOF

Step one Cut 5x10cm (2x4in) of scrap fab­ric for the roof.

Step two Place it right sides (RS) to­gether with the front of the house fab­ric piece, plac­ing one long edge 1cm (!⁄"in) above the dot­ted line that marks the edge of the roof on the tem­plate. Step three Stitch the roof to the house us­ing a 1cm (!⁄"in) seam al­lowance so you are ac­tu­ally stitching along the tem­plate roof line.

Step four Fold the fab­ric back over to the top of the house and press.

Step five Trim the roof fab­ric so it lines up with the edges of the cut out house front.

ADDINGTHEWINDOW AND DOOR

Step one Trace around the door shape. It ex­tends be­low the stitching line so you sew over it later when you as­sem­ble the house for a neat fin­ish. Pin it to a fab­ric scrap and cut out. Step two Place the door on top of the RS of the cut out front of the house, re­fer­ring to the tem­plate for po­si­tion­ing, and pin into place. Step three Re­peat this to cut out the two win­dows from other fab­ric scraps and pin them into place.

Step four Stitch the door and win­dows into place us­ing a run­ning stitch with two strands of stranded cot­ton, just in­side the edge.

Step five Stitch the win­dow pane lines us­ing run­ning stitch through the centre of both of the win­dows as shown.

Step six Sew a but­ton onto the door to rep­re­sent the han­dle.

PERSONALISING THE HOUSE

Step one Draw your cho­sen name in pen­cil in the centre of the roof fab­ric, re­mem­ber­ing to leave enough space to add an eyelet later.

Step two Stitch over the drawn name in back­stitch us­ing two strands of stranded cot­ton

MAK­ING THE HOUSE

Step one Place the dec­o­rated house front and plain house back RS to­gether.

Step two Stitch to­gether all the way around, but leave a turn­ing gap in the centre of one side. Step three Turn the fab­ric RS out through the turn­ing gap, turn the edges of the gap to the in­side and press. Step four Top­stitch around the edge to neaten and hold the gap closed.

FIN­ISH­ING OFF

Step one Punch an eyelet in the centre of the top of the roof.

Step two Thread string or cord through the eyelet to fin­ish.

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