January 12, 2011

Tutorial: Knick Knack tray


2 layer cake (10 in.) fabric squares
10 in. square batting
8- 5in. long ribbon
coordinating thread

First layer your fabric squares and batting as illustrated in the picture.

At each corner lift the top fabric corner and measure 2 inches from the edge.  Pin in place 1 piece of ribbon.  

Do the same thing on both edges of the corners.  It should look something like the picture above. Repeat on every corner.

Then lay your top layer back on top.  Take one pin out while holding the ribbon in place.   Pin again with all layers. Repeat for all 8 ribbons.

 Sew all around the perimeter 1/4 inch from edge.  Remember to leave an opening for flipping. 

  Clip corners at a diagonal.

 Trim the batting as close to the seam without cutting the seam.

 Flip inside out and make sure you poke all the corners out.  

 Pin the opening closed.

 Top stitch 1/8th inch from the edge.  

 With a ruler mark a line 2 inches from the edge along all 4 sides.

Sew along the markings.   It should look something like this.

 Now tie the corners to give your tray some life.  

 Don't the corners look so cute!

Oh and your tray is reversible so you can switch it up!

Have fun making these by the dozens :)
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Take care mucho,

1 comment:

  1. I love this I always wanted make one I have the ribbon I think I am into making one... when you get a chance stop by at my blog may be I would like to feature this project in my blog...