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4 DIY ideas from summery linen


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We do not want to do without light fabrics in the summer. Here are 4 simple DIY ideas made of linen that you can easily imitate.

You need this for the bag:

  • 35 cm striped linen fabric (double layered)
  • 66 cm blue linen fabric (double laid)
  • 4 x 120 cm artificial leather
  • Blue yarn
  • tape measure
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing machine

Cut fabric as follows:

Twice 44 x 35 cm striped fabric for front and back

Twice 22 x 35 cm blue fabric for the side panels

44 x 22 cm blue fabric for the floor

Twice 4 x 60 cm leatherette for the handles

And that's how easy it is:

1. Quilt the two side panels and the front and back sides together right to right.

2. Knock in the top edge twice and stitch.

3. Insert bottom part with pins and stitch.

4. Turn the bag, put on the handle each 5 cm from the outside edge and stitch.

Props: Striped fabric, "Natural Stripe Ocean", www.frautulpe.de, 18 € / m

What you need for the bread basket:

  • 2 different pieces of fabric à 63 x 45 cm
  • pins
  • Sewing machine and matching yarn
  • fabric scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. Place pieces of fabric one on top of the other on the left. Fold in the middle, creating a rectangle of 31.5 cm width and 45 cm height.

2. The bottom and side edges with 1.5 cm seam allowance topstitching. Overcast the edges.

3. Place the bag on the lower edge of the seam, folding out the corners. Now stake out the corners (as with a milk carton) 4 cm wide and stitch.

4. Turn the bag so that the seams are inside, and roll the edge outward.

Props: linen fabric in beige, Karstadt, 20 € / m chair, House Doctor, about Car, 183.90 €

What you need for the oven gloves:

  • 60 x 30 cm thick nonwoven line
  • 30 x 30 cm striped linen fabric
  • 60 x 30 cm turquoise linen fabric
  • 60 x 30 cm blue linen fabric
  • cardboard
  • lintel band
  • triangle ruler
  • cutting chalk
  • pins
  • Sewing machine and matching yarn
  • pencil
  • scissors

And that's how easy it is:

1. Lay the fleece line between two layers of linen fabric. Fix with pins.

2. Draw a grid on the top layer using the geodesic triangle and tailor's chisel and stitch the grid with the sewing machine.

3. Record and cut out a cardboard template by hand.

4. Transfer the template twice to the substances. Cut with 1 cm seam allowance.

5. Sew fabric right to right down to the armholes and roll it upside down.

6. Trim the armhole with a camber band.

Tip: If you want a front of two fabrics / patterns, as a first step, both fabrics together and then uses this as the top.

Props: Turquoise linen fabric "Strukturreinleinen Aqua", www.stoffundstil.de, 9, 95 € / m, blue linen fabric "linen medium 1", from www.stoffe.de, 9, 95 € / m

That's what you need for the napkins:

  • 45 cm linen (for a napkin)
  • ruler
  • French chalk
  • fabric scissors
  • seam Ripper

And that's how easy it is:

1. Cut the linen fabric to 45 x 45 cm using a ruler and a tailor's chalk.

2. Push up the cross threads with the seam separator on all sides and pull out until 1 cm long fringes have been created.

Step by Step Faltanleitungen for napkins can be found here!

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