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2013 May 9
by elizabeth_admin

Folks, I finally hemmed the unintentional skirt for my sister so I can put it in the mail to her tomorrow.

slight flare at the hem

slight flare at the hem

 

And way back in the beginning of April, I made Thor, my nephew, a sword scabbard.  I completely forgot to take it with me when I went to NYC then.  But that means that I got to photograph it for you all to see.  So I guess it was meant to be.  So before I packed both of these up to mail, I took some quick pictures.

Thor’s scabbard is based on his sword’s measurements which were 2 x 7 inches.  I decided to go with a belt instead of an over the shoulder carrier this time since Jack had problems with the over the shoulder carrier on his scabbard.  It wouldn’t stay put where he wanted it.  Going on memory here since I sewed this up in April, I used the same faux leather as Jack’s scabbard.  The scabbard itself is smaller as Thor’s sword is smaller than Jack’s.

Process:

  • I cut the scabbard 8 x 8 inches and sewed the side seam on the exterior using my walking foot.
  • After I finished it, I decided that I needed a line of stitching down the other side as well to give it more structure.
  • For the belt, I cut a strip 4 x 31 in long.
  • And sewed it the same as the scabbard, except that I added velcro to it first for the closure.
  • Then I cut slits into the back of the scabbard only so I could “thread” the belt through it.  I made them diagonally so that the scabbard opening would tilt forward for easy sword removal.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

with belt closed

with belt closed

 

velcro closure

velcro closure

 

diagonal slits for the belt

diagonal slits for the belt

 

Here’s Jack modeling it for scale.

IMG_5139

 

IMG_5140

 

And remember how I loved my yoga waistband skirt?  I made another one on Sunday in like an hour from cutting to wearing for a party that day.  I didn’t bother hemming it though.  Pretty easy and fast when you don’t have to rethread a coverstitch machine and then hem it.  I don’t have a picture of it on me, so a hanger shot will have to do.  Sorry.

IMG_5137

 

Ok enough show and tell, I gotta get a move on with my mom’s Mother’s Day gift.  I’m super behind!

Happy sewing!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. May 9, 2013

    E., Jack is getting soooooo tall! Must be all that Cali sunshine!

  2. Judi permalink
    May 10, 2013

    Your skirt is pretty…both of them are. Thank you for the directions…I’m going to make one tomorrow to wear to a wedding next week. 🙂 You are a good aunt and a great mom…happy Mother’s Day!

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