It’s time to reveal a little more to this mystery project. In the first post, we listed all the supplies needed, and cut out the pattern pieces. Now it’s time to embroider and start sewing. Any guesses on what the project is yet?
*Note: Use a 1/2” seam allowances unless otherwise noted.
Thread the needle and bobbin with matching embroidery thread. Fuse a piece of cut-away stabilizer to the front-panel wrong side, centering the fabric within the stabilizer. Hoop the stabilizer and fabric as one piece, centering the stabilizer within the hoop.
Embroider the design.
Remove the hoop from the machine and the stabilizer from the hoop. Using the front-panel pattern center the pattern over the embroidery design.
Trim the panel perimeter. Designate one panel long edge as the upper edge.
With right sides together, stitch the front-zipper panel lower edge to the front-panel upper edge.
Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. Press open the seam allowance. Topstitch the front-zipper panel 1/8” from the seamline.
With right sides together, pin the left zipper tape along the front-panel upper edge, aligning the zipper stop 1/2” from the panel right edge and the zipper pull 1/2” from the panel left edge.
Position the front-interior pocket wrong side up over the front-panel right side, aligning the pocket upper edge with the left zipper tape edge, making sure the pocket sides align with the front-panel side; pin.
Stitch 1/4” from the zipper edge, securing the front panel, zipper and pocket together. Press the seam allowance towards the front panel. Fold the pocket toward the front-panel with wrong sides together; press.
Topstitch the front-zipper panel 1/8” from the zipper. Position the back-interior pocket wrong side up over the front-interior pocket right side and aligning the right zipper tape with the back-interior pocket upper edge; pin. Baste 1/8” from the right zipper tape edge. Baste 1/8” along the front panel lower edge to secure all three fabric layers.
With right sides together, align one front-side panel long edge with the front-panel right edge; pin, and then stitch.
Press the seam allowance toward the side panel. Topstitch the front-side panel 1/8” from the seamline. Repeat to attach the remaining side panel to the front-panel left edge.
With right sides together, align the upper-front panel with the right zipper tape edge; pin. Stitch using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Press the seam allowance toward the upper panel. Topstitch the upper-front panel 1/8” from the seamline.
Stitch the back-side panels to the back-panel short edges with right sides together. Press the seam allowances toward the side panels. Topstitch each side panel 1/8” from the seamline.
Stitch the upper-back panel to the back-panel upper edge with right sides together. Press the seam allowance toward the upper panel. Topstitch the upper-back panel 1/8” from the seamline.
In the next post, we’ll start constructing the full project exterior. I bet you guys know what this is turning into!
Big Duck Canvas Warehouse provided the 15-ounce navy blue duck fabric: (800) 704-6138, bigduckcanvas.com.