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Bow Tied Tray easy sewing pattern for beginners

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Get Sewing! with Barbara Edmondson
Price $6.00
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Here is a simple collapsible tray with many uses, and it can be made in many shapes and sizes.
Can be used to store things, or pour snacks into it and use it like a bowl, or set a transport a casserole dish in one. Pack one in your suitcase for keeping personal items when traveling, or for chips, nuts, popcorn. No worrying about breakage.

Easy-to-follow pattern with two pages of step-by-step instructions with drawings.

Skills covered:
Finding fabric grain
Cutting straight
Measuring & pinning
Sewing straight, pivot corners
Ironing, fusing interfacing
Sewing down ribbon
Tie a bow

I've been teaching sewing for more than four years. Most of my students make this, no matter their age. I design patterns for beginners, and almost all of my sew students make this, young and old.

by M. Laffranchi
on June 16th, 2013

Easy to put together, directions are very clear. Made several different sizes to use as gift boxes and they all turned out very cute.


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__Two different woven cotton fabrics that look good together—at least a 12-inch square of each fabric.

__About an 11-12 inch square of stiff interfacing like Pellon Craft Fuse 808, or Décor Bond

__About an 11-12 inch square of fusible fleece (such as Pellon 987F, found with interfacings)

__2+¾ yards of ¼- or ⅜-inch-wide ribbon that looks good on both sides.

__Regular thread that matches ribbon, a polyester or cotton or a blend of both.