Springtime in my part of the world is unpredictable as far as weather is concerned but we can depend on the yellow pollen. It covers everything until a few hard rain storms wash everything clean. If you normally have allergies or breathing problems, you will most certainly want to keep your inhaler close by. My latest In The Hoop Inhaler Cover Embroidery Design will help you do that.
In fact, I have five new Inhaler Cover designs. The four in the picture above are seasonal so you can match your inhaler to the time of year.
Inhalers can come in different size containers depending on the manufacturer. The embroidery designs I have digitized will fit the style above. It measures 3 inches tall and 4 inches around the body. You will be able to complete a cover in one 5x7 hooping.
Each design will require a piece of marine vinyl and wash away cut away stabilizer. The stitching time will be very quick. Installing the snaps is easy with a placement graphic that is included in each download.
The ITH Inhaler Cover Spring has hearts all over. This would be perfect for Valentines Day.
The ITH Inhaler Cover Summer has stars all over. Perfect for those patriotic or camping months.
The ITH Inhaler Cover Fall has leaves all over it. Perfect for those chilly autumn days.
The ITH Inhaler Cover Winter has evergreen trees all over it. Perfect for Christmas time. Red snaps would make this a cute seasonal stocking stuffer.
The ITH Inhaler Cover has symmetrical quilting all over. This would be perfect year round. You can customize all of these designs with your choice of marine vinyl and snap colors.
You don't realize how important an inhaler is to someone until you see how they really need it. This cover is very useful because you can attach the inhaler to bags, backpacks or keys. It is a scary thing to need quick relief and not be able to find your medication.
I attached this inhaler to a purse with a key ring. If you are in a rush, you won't forget it if you place on something you always grab before leaving your home.
The instruction video for the ITH Inhaler Cover is below. Watch it to see how easily you can make covers for yourself, loved ones or friends. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Sewing circles can be accomplished several different ways. You can physically draw a circle on your fabric and then carefully follow that line in a freehand style with your sewing machine. You can also use an attachment for your machine that is usually screwed to the bed around the sewing foot. These range in price and can really stretch your wallet. I did a brief search and here are a few examples I found.
Another option is to use a template. I have designed one that will allow you to sew circles from 2 inches up to 20 inches. The concept isn't something I invented. In fact it has been around for quite some time, but I think you will like the simplicity of creating and using this one. The digital download is available in my store here.
One of the hardest things to do when sewing circles is getting them equally spaced; especially if you want to sew concentric circles that get bigger each round. A template and marking your center will make that a lot easier.
Here is the magic piece of equipment. A small tack or lapel pin and some masking tape. You can sew circles right now if you have these two tools. Just push the tack through the tape making sure the sticky side is facing the machine bed. Put the fabric over the tack and sew. One other important thing is to either interface your fabric or use a light tear away stabilizer. If your fabric is very soft or stretchy, it will tend to get pulled and distorted by the feed dogs. Then your circles won't be very symmetrical.
Why is the Sew Circles Template helpful if you know the tack and tape will work? Exact measurements and placement of your circles. Let's say you are sewing a quilt and you want to put circles in just the right spot. In fact you want to quilt the top using circles. Knowing where those will land and how big they need to be will make your finished project so much better.
You can also do applique on top of a project using a template. Just layer the base fabric and the applique fabric. Sew a circle, trim the fabric away then satin stitch around the edges all without removing the fabric from the machine. The template makes exact size and placement easier and quicker. In fact you can sew almost hands free.
Moving the tack to new size locations on the template is very easy with the masking tape. You can see I am lifting the template here, inserting the pin and then it will be placed on the machine bed for sewing. All you need to know is how big you want to sew your circle. Push the pin through the appropriate hole in the template and stitch. I bet you would enjoy sewing round pillows this way over trying to do them freehand. Just layer the two fabrics right sides together and sew around. Leave a small opening for turning. You could really get some projects done quickly.
If you are interested in how the Sew Circles Template is made, I have an instruction video below. It shows you all of the steps, how to calibrate the template to your particular machine foot, and a few sewing tips. Your creativity with it is unlimited. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Spring is starting to show herself in our area and I am ready with a brand new embroidery design. This is an In The Hoop Plant Stake. We usually start seeds growing in multiple areas of our home this time of year. Sometimes we start them indoors because of the threat of cool nights. Other more hardy seeds or bulbs are in outdoor pots, beds or the ground. We can get too energetic and forget what we have planted. This embroidery design will allow you to use your seed packets while protecting them from the weather.
I found other ready to purchase options online, but in all of the review comments, the main complaint was the top opening. This allowed moisture to fill up the plastic and the seed packet deteriorated quickly. My In The Hoop Plant Stake is designed for the opening to be at the bottom so once your seed packet is installed, it will be safer. The interior plastic is also folded at the bottom. This creates a small lip where the packet sits. I also like that you can see from the front or the back. All of your seed packet information is available like germination times, plant heights and planting times by area. There is a small pocket where you will insert a dowel so you can place your plant stake wherever you want in your garden.
This project uses plastic that is purchased in the decorator section of your fabric store. The same type that you might use to cover your dining room table. It is easy to work with and usually inexpensive.
The entire project is completed in one 5x7 hooping. There is some creative cutting that allows you to fold the design down while in the hoop. Masking tape holds all of your pieces in place while they are sewing.
With a little trimming the project gets neatened up and you are ready to insert the dowel and seed packet. I think you could also use this to decorate other plants for special occasions. Or you could insert pretty cards to change the seasons. The options are endless.
You can find dowels in the craft section of your big box store. They are typically found in packs so you should be able to make multiples of this project very easily.
Has the sunshine been peeking out in your area and are you inspired to create some of these In The Hoop Plant Stakes? Look for the instruction video below to watch this project come together. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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