Project Design Team Wednesday~Heating Pad Cover
Posted by administrator on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
I love heating pads... I suppose it brings back memories
when my wee cuddle bugs would come by the bed with
"it hurts" and my response would always be..
"let's make it all better".
I would dress them warm, dish up their favourite chicken noodle
soup and tuck a heating pad under their covers...
I used to tell them we will just sweat out those viruses...
And it worked, usually within 24 hours...they would
be jumping out of their bed with "all better" in their voices...
Ok, so they are all grown up now..
( I don't think we ever grow out of the cold and flu season)
and I needed a new project to share....
HEATING PAD COVER
by Mdm Samm
You will need enough fabric for the top and back
approx. 1 yard complete will do it..
2 -10 x 13 plain white fabric ( centre part)
YOU will need 10 x 13 pieces ( 2) of fusible fleece for top and back.
1- 10 x 13 wonder under interfacing for your words
3 inch strips x 4 strips length of pad of cuddle fabric
4 inch strips of cuddle fabric for cuffs..( length and width of heating pad)
Most heating pads are 13 x 15
Print off all your letters...size to whatever size you like
they are already backwards for yo..
trace all letters on right side of wonder under and trim...
I like to use a pin to score the fusible web
makes it easier to peel off...
Prepare your top and stitch 3 inch strips of fabric
all around your centre...Press seams ...
Add your letters and press...
Use a blanket stitch or zig zag all around each letter..
Prepare your back piece for all better
except this time you will be stitching your cuddle fabric
around your white square.....
add ALL BETTER, iron on and stitch....
Now use your fusible fleece and iron on both
front and back....
Get ready now to quilt....
I like to draw my lines at 1 1/4 inches apart
and stitch those lines...
Here is the result... the fusible fleece
just gives it some much needed body
and allows the heat to penetrate nicely
through the pad cover...
Now stitch wrong sides together, sewing a 5/8 inch
seam around...turn inside out...press...
Fold down 1 1/2 inch seam right sides together,
and stitch your 4 inch cuff all away around
your top heating pad...
Turn inside and roll under a bit for a hem..
and hand stitch..like you would your binding on a quilt..
Now YOU too will be ALL BETTER
that you managed to make a cover for your heating pad..
in less than 1 hour....
Here are your pattern pieces...
I always enjoy showing you how we can take
beautiful fabric, a few notions and create
something that just shouts
home sweet home...
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