PRAC­TISE MAKES PER­FECT, SO TRIAL RUN YOUR TOPSTITCHING BE­FORE YOU GET STARTED

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - SEW IN STYLE -

AS­SEM­BLING THE DESK TIDY

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Place one piece of main fab­ric on top of your bat­ting and fuse in place, fol­low­ing the man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions. Add any de­sired quilt­ing now.

4

Take the 3½in x 7in han­dle piece and fold in half length­wise, RST. Stitch across one short edge and then down the long raw edge. Turn right side out. Fold the re­main­ing short raw edges over to the in­side and press. Top­stitch along this short edge to close.

5

Pin the han­dle to the cen­tre of your tidy. At­tach each end of the han­dle in place by sewing a 1in box with an ‘X’ across the cen­tre (Fig A).

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Take one pocket piece and press un­der one long edge by ¼in. Press un­der again to en­close the raw edges and top­stitch in place (Fig B). Re­peat to add a hem to the sec­ond pocket piece.

7

Place one pocket at the end of the tidy. Align the raw edges at the sides and bot­tom and baste in place. Stitch ver­ti­cal lines across the pocket to make three sec­tions, back­stitch­ing at the hemmed edge to se­cure in place (Fig C). Re­peat with the sec­ond hemmed pocket at the other end of the tidy.

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Place the re­main­ing 28in x 9in main fab­ric piece on top of the tidy, RST. Sew around the outer edges, leav­ing a 6in gap for turn­ing along one long edge. Trim the cor­ners and turn right side out.

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Hand stitch the turn­ing gap closed us­ing a lad­der stitch.

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