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Easy Patchwork Apron

<div class="default CP-wrapper" id="page-content"> <div class="clearfix"> <!-- Blue Materials Box BEGIN --> <div id="CP_main-container"> <!-- Final Project Image Begin --> <div class="cp-subcat-mainimg"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Craft-Activities-Easy-Patchwork-Apron/PatchworkApronprimaryimage.jpg}}" usemap="2113" alt="Patchwork Apron Primary"></div> <!-- Final Project Image End --> <p><strong>Summary: </strong><br> This quick and easy patchwork apron project makes great use of your leftover fabric scraps! Use The World's Favorite Scissors&trade; to create this cute customized accessory for children or adults! Perfect for crafting, cooking in the kitchen or even rock this apron out in public over a pair of jeans for a super cute, country chic look!</p> <div class="what-need"> <p><strong>What's Needed:</strong></p> <ul style="font-size:12px;line-height:20px;"> <li> <a target="_blank" href="{{store direct_url="/westcott-extremedge-adjustable-tension-titanium-bonded-scissors-9-bent-gray-14669.html"}}">Westcott ExtremEdge Adjustable Tension Titanium Bonded Scissors, 9" </a></li> <li> <a target="_blank" href="{{store direct_url="catalogsearch/result/?q=15352"}}">Westcott Craft Self Healing Cutting Mat, 12" x 18"</a> </li> <li> Cotton Fabric Scraps (enough to cut out 14 rectangles that are 4.5" x 18") </li> <li> Satin Blanket Binding </li> <li> Sewing Thread </li> <li> Sewing Machine </li> <li> Stick Pins </li> <li> Iron &amp; Ironing Board </li> </ul> </div> <p style="text-align:center; margin-top:5px;float:left;width:100%;clear:both;"><em>Brought to you by Westcott &ndash; The World's Favorite Scissors</em></p> <!-- Free Scissors Banner Begin --> <!-- Free Scissors Banner End --> </div> <!-- Blue Materials Box END --> <!-- Instructions Row Begin --> <div style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <!-- Step 1 Begin --> <p><strong>Steps:</strong></p> <div class="cp-subleft-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Craft-Activities-Easy-Patchwork-Apron/PatchworkApronStepOut1.jpg}}" usemap="2114" alt="Patchwork Apron"> <p>1) Select a variety of fabrics that compliment each other. In this case we chose 7 different fabrics in springtime colors.</p> </div> <!-- Step 1 End --> <!-- Step 2 Begin --> <div class="cp-subright-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Craft-Activities-Easy-Patchwork-Apron/PatchworkApronStepOut2.jpg}}" usemap="2115" alt="Patchwork Apron"> <p>2) Lay the fabric onto the cutting mat, lining up the raw edges. Using the mat as a guide, cut through all the layers of fabric at once. You are going to cut 14 rectangular strips of fabric that measure 4.5" x 18". The Westcott ExtremEdge Scissors are perfect for cutting through multiple layers of fabric at once and feature adjustable tension for your cutting comfort!&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- Step 2 End --> <!-- Step 3 Begin --> <!-- Step 3 End --> </div> <!-- Instructions Row End --> <!-- Instructions Row Begin --> <div style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <!-- Step 4 Begin --> <div class="cp-subleft-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Craft-Activities-Easy-Patchwork-Apron/PatchworkApronStepOut3.jpg}}" usemap="2116" alt="Patchwork Apron"> <p>3) Stitch the strips together with a ½" seam allowance and iron the seams flat. Then cut the blanket binding to your desired length, depending on the size you want your bow to be in the back.</p> </div> <!-- Step 1 End --> <!-- Step 2 Begin --> <div class="cp-subright-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Craft-Activities-Easy-Patchwork-Apron/PatchworkApronStepOut4.jpg}}" usemap="2117" alt="Patchwork Apron"> <p>4) Hem the bottom and sides of the sewn panel. To create the gathers for the waistband, sew three parallel rows of basting stitches along the remaining raw edge of the panel. Be sure to leave the threads long at the beginning and end of each row, and do <span style="text-decoration: underline;">not</span> backstitch. Pull on the threads to gather the fabric to your desired width. For our apron, we gathered to a width of 23". Tie knots on the loose threads to secure the width then even out the gathers by working through with your fingers. Press the gathers flat. Fold, press and tuck under the raw ends of the blanket binding. Pin the blanket binding over the gathered section (be sure to center the two) and stitch the two pieces together, running your stitching all the way down the length of the blanket binding. And lastly, stitch the ends of the blanket binding closed.</p> </div> <!-- Step 4 End --> </div> <!-- Instructions Row End --> <!-- Footer Text Begin --> <div style="text-align: center; width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <p>Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.<br> &copy; 2016 Acme United Corporation. Text and design by Marisa Pawelko</p> </div> </div> <!--[if IE 7]> <div class="clear"></div> <![endif]--> </div>

Cross Stitch Keychain

<div class="default CP-wrapper" id="page-content"> <div class="clearfix"> <!-- Blue Materials Box BEGIN --> <div id="CP_main-container"> <!-- Final Project Image Begin --> <div class="cp-subcat-mainimg"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Cross-Stitch-Keychain/crossstitchkeychain.jpg}}" usemap="2113" title="crossstitchkeychain.jpg"></div> <!-- Final Project Image End --> <p><strong>Summary: </strong><br> This adorable cross-stitch keychain is jumbo sized so you'll never lose your keys again! It also looks super cute as a purse charm to show off your craftiness while you're out on the town! Customize it with your own original cross-stitch design, or find lots of interesting cross stich designs to choose from <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=free+cross+stitch+patterns&amp;ie=utf-8&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;gws_rd=cr&amp;ei=SrSpVZDaMI2iyATFsK-ABw">on the net!</a></p> <div class="what-need"> <p><strong>What's Needed:</strong></p> <ul style="font-size:12px;line-height:20px;"> <li>Westcott 4" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors #13866</li> <li>Westcott 8" ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors #14731</li> <li> <a target="_blank" href="{{store direct_url="westcott-pinking-shears-9-5-inches-15983.html"}}">Westcott 9.5" Pinking Shears #15983</a></li> <li> <a target="_blank" href="{{store direct_url="westcott-titanium-bonded-hobby-knife-with-cushion-grip-handle-and-11-blade-13974.html"}}">Westcott Brand Hobby Knife #13974</a></li> <li> <a target="_blank" href="{{store direct_url="westcott-ipoint-kleenearth-evolution-recycled-electric-pencil-sharpener-15085.html"}}">Westcott KleenEarth iPoint Evolution Pencil Sharpener #15085</a> </li> <li> Cross Stitch Fabric or Monk's Cloth </li> <li> Embroidery Floss </li> <li> Small Embroidery Hoop </li> <li> Needle </li> <li> Stick Pins </li> <li> Cotton Fabric </li> <li> Sewing Machine </li> <li> Sewing Thread </li> <li> Fiberfill </li> <li> Grommet and Grommet Setting Tool </li> <li> Keyring </li> </ul> </div> <p style="text-align:center;margin-top:5px;float:left;width:100%;clear:both;"><em>Brought to you by Westcott &ndash; The World's Favorite Scissors</em></p> <!-- Free Scissors Banner Begin --> <!-- Free Scissors Banner End --> </div> <!-- Blue Materials Box END --> <!-- Instructions Row Begin --> <div style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <!-- Step 1 Begin --> <p><strong>Steps:</strong></p> <div class="cp-subleft-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Cross-Stitch-Keychain/csk_step1.jpg}}" usemap="2114" title="csk_step1.jpg"> <p>1) Create your cross-stitch design within the embroidery hoop, trimming the embroidery floss as needed with the 4" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors. For this design I went with a Mexican inspiration based off of the traditional Loteria game.</p> </div> <!-- Step 1 End --> <!-- Step 2 Begin --> <div class="cp-subright-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Cross-Stitch-Keychain/csk_step2.jpg}}" usemap="2115" title="csk_step2.jpg"> <p>2) Then with the 8" ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors, cut 4 layers of fabric that are roughly the same size as your cross stitched piece. The ExtremEdge scissors are wonderful for cutting through multiple layers of fabric and the tension may be adjusted for your comfort!</p> </div> <!-- Step 2 End --> <!-- Step 3 Begin --> <!-- Step 3 End --> </div> <!-- Instructions Row End --> <!-- Instructions Row Begin --> <div style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <!-- Step 4 Begin --> <div class="cp-subleft-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Cross-Stitch-Keychain/csk_step3.jpg}}" usemap="2116" title="csk_step3.jpg"> <p>3) Layer the cross-stitched piece on top of your fabric. Sharpen up a pencil with the Westcott KleenEarth iPoint Evolution Pencil Sharpener and use the square template from the Westcott LetterCraft Stencil Book to mark out your stitch line. Or if you prefer, you can make it your own and choose from any of the assorted shapes included in the Westcott LetterCraft Stencil Book!</p> </div> <!-- Step 1 End --> <!-- Step 2 Begin --> <div class="cp-subright-section"><img alt="" src="{{media url=westcottbrand/Cross-Stitch-Keychain/csk_step4.jpg}}" usemap="2117" title="csk_step4.jpg"> <p>4) Pin all the layers together and use your sewing machine to stitch around three sides of the square with a wide and tight zig-zag stitch in a coordinating color. Then stuff the inside with fiberfill and stitch the remaining side closed. Next you are ready to cut a hole for the grommet using the Westcott Brand Hobby Knife. After you set the grommet, trim the border of the cross-stitched panel with the 9.5" Pinking Shears. To finish the piece off, cut a fringed border all the way around with the 8" ExtremEdge Titanium Bonded Scissors and attach the keyring.</p> </div> <!-- Step 4 End --> </div> <!-- Instructions Row End --> <!-- Footer Text Begin --> <div style="text-align: center; width: 100%; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;"> <p>Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.<br> &copy; 2016 Acme United Corporation. Text and design by Marisa Pawelko</p> </div> </div> <!--[if IE 7]> <div class="clear"></div> <![endif]--> </div>
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