Mar 22, 2010
How to make arm covers
I'm still thinking of the name. If the name "arm cover" doesn't sound strange for English speakers, I'll name it "arm cover" like Japanese.
It's easy to make them so please try it!
You need only two pieces of fabrics(for inside and outside) of the size 16 inches x 6.75 inches(40cm x 17cm). The shorter length is the length of the arm cover.
This includes 0.25 inches(5mm) of allowances.
And you'll put two pieces of elastics (7.5 inches, 19cm) at two places. See the picture.
I'm sorry I made only the half width pattern. You'll put the elastics at 0.25 inches and 2.5 inches(6.5cm) from the bottom. You sew the four line at the top and bottom of the shaded area.
Then if you want to decorate the fabrics, do it now. I stitched with Sashiko thread at approx. 1 inches from the upper elastic.
Then put two pieces of the fabrics facing right sides and sew the side which you put the elastic.
Mark the places to put the elastics in, on the inside fabric. The first one is 0.5 inches(1cm), the second is 2.25(6cm) inches, and the last one is 2.75 inches(7cm) from the sewed line. I marked it with yellow pencil at the allowance.
Fold it in two and sew shorter sides together, leaving the places to put the elastics(two places !!).
If you want to add loops to hung it, put a piece of lace or string at the sewed line like the picture.
Fold at 0.25 inches (5mm) of the other edges of both fabrics and iron them.
Turn it out and put the folded edges together.
And sew them together.
Then sew the three lines to put the elastics. I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures... In my case, I find the places to put the elastics in, mark the lines with a pen which can be erased afterward and sew them.
At last put the elastics of 7.5 inches or your size from the spaces, sewed each edges well and close the spaces.
If you find any problems, please leave a comment or write me.
This weekend a new store opened near my apartment. It's a branch of big craft shop "Yuzawaya". I'm really happy to have it near me.
But it was too crowded today so I could get only these fabrics pieces...
Maybe in several days I go there again to get more fabrics for my Tomato (* v *)!
We're looking for your new apartment to live with Tomato, but I don't want to move from here... It's too expensive to live in bigger room here but it's too convenient...
This is me at a restaurant seeing the leaflet of Yuzawaya.
But my husband said no to this picture,,, he said to put this picture instead..
This is Ramen what we ate there. Delicious (* v *)!!!!
See you (* v *)!