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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Daisy Project #2
Insulated Food Carrier
Part 5

Part 5 will conclude our instructions for the Insulated Food Carrier.

By now, you will have finished all the binding around the flap section piece and all the binding around the handle section piece EXCEPT for the handle cut out area.  This part of the instructions will discuss the 2 step process you need to use to finish off the rough edges by the handle area.  

  • As you notice above - the dowel will slide into the little slot that you create by sewing binding to the dowel pocket area.  First, you will separate the the layers so that only 1 layer of fabric attached to the Insul-Bright is separated from the other layer of fabric attached to the opposite piece of Insul-Bright.  By doing this you can see that you will have an area for the dowel to slip into on both the left and right sides of the handle-cutout area. 

  • When attaching the binding to the edges (the same way as before), you will need to sew the binding to the handle area by hand with a needle and thread.  Trying to sew this small area by using your sewing machine will be too difficult.  When you've finished attaching the binding around the edge of the "dowel pocket" area, you will then fold it over the seam allowance and hemstitch it so as to cover the seam allowance and make the nice finished edge.  
  • If you click on the picture above, it will enlarge the picture and you will be able to see that the lower edge is finished last and is a separate piece of binding.  You will need to also sew that area with needle and thread as opposed to sewing machine work.  When you come to the corners, you will need to bring the binding up into and from the lower corner to finish off the raw edges left from the "dowel pocket" binding.  I just folded over the top edge and worked the binding inside the corner and pulled the binding and hemstitched the edges to hide the raw edges left from the "dowel pocket" binding.  It is a bit tricky, but just hemstitch it stitch by stitch...

  • If you click on the picture, it will enlarge and you can see the arrows and instructions explaining how to tack the two parts of the insulated carrier together.
  • After all of this is completed, you can place your dowels (each should be cut to 14" long) inside the dowel pockets on each side of the handle section.  If you like, to make the dowel stay in place, you can tack together the edges of the pocket, just below where the dowel is inserted into the pocket.  Or, if you prefer, you can sew snaps in place, so that you can remove the dowel when laundering.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial. I need to make one of these. Just wish I had more time.