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Recorder sleeve case


11 Fat quarters (9 for the Irish chain, one for the top border and one for the inside sleeve).
Matching ribbon

Cut 9 2 inch strips one out of each fat quarter and stitch together.

Stitch both ends together to make a tube.

Cut 4 strips across at 2 inch intervals and stitch to make an Irish chain.

Stitch together on the sides to make a sleeve.

Cut a rectangle 6.5i inch x 5 inch and stitch to the top of the Irish chain. Fold in half, iron and top stitch. Turn inside out.

Cut a rectangle 6.5 inch x 15.5 inch and stitch around 2 sides to make the inside of the sleeve.

Insert in the outer sleeve and fold the hem inside to match both inside and outside edges. Stitch sleeves together using a decorative stitch.

Stitch in ribbon on one side.

Bunting tutorial

I used 5 fat quarters in assorted blue and pink colours, one sided fusible interface and 2 sided fusible paper for the letters, and 3 metres of blue ribbon.
Seam allowances are 1/4′.

You can use the bunting templates (pdf) I used or draw your own.

Cut as many triangles of you need, two per flag of fabric and one per flag of fusible interface.

The letters should be traced as if seen from the back so when they are fused they display the right way.

Cut the letters, if you’ll be using any and fuse them to the right side of the fabric.

Iron the fusible interface to the wrong side of each flag and fuse a letter in place.

Applique the letters at this stage. Stabiliser is not necessary.

Place both sides of each flag right sides together and stitch with a 1/4′ seam. Snip the corner so it’s crisp when turned inside out.

Turn inside out and iron. Top stich 1/4′ from the edge.

Measure the distance between flags and pin flags in place.

Stitch to the ribbon.


And another example.