Friday, November 30, 2007
'Hussif' photo tutorial ~ part 2
Cut a piece of fabric for the inside of the hussif to measure 5~1/2 inch x 23 inch. Now pin the gathered pocket at the bottom of this long piece of fabric.
Continue pinning the flat pockets into place from the bottom.
Each pocket should fall about 1/2 inch BEHIND the previous pocket.
Sew all the pockets in place along the bottom edges only. We are leaving the sides unsewn for now. Lift back the previous pocket so that you can now sew the bottom of the pockets secure along an 1/8 inch seam allowance.
Now secure the gathered pocket by sewing the bottom edge of the pocket once again at a 1/8 seam allowance.
We now have to cut fabric for the outside of hussif. I am showing you the way I finished mine off but at this point, you can really allow this project to become your own. I sewed a row of little one inch blocks together. They are the fabrics from the inside of the hussif. I picked out a fabric for this from Lecien which has the cutest little sewing accessories as a motif. I wanted lots of this fabric to show. You can adapt the outside of the hussif in many ways. You could create a crazy quilted strip. You could do it in patchwork or your could create sections of the strip which are stitched areas between the fabric used. The only thing you need to remember is that the finished front is also to measure 5~1/2 inch x 23 inch!
Once the outside is ready, place it over the inside (strip with pockets) with WRONG sides together. Now fold these together in half at the top of the hussif.
You will need to cut a rounded top edge which by folding in half will be symmetrical.
Make a bias binding using a contrasting fabric. You could also purchase bias binding. Pin the binding in place around the entire hussif. This will be sewn in place being sure that you attach the pockets on the inside as you sew.
At the top of the hussif, attach an extra piece of bias binding as you go to form a loop. Alternatively you can also use long pieces of bias binding or ribbon to tie the hussif shut. I have used the loop and a large button.
Here is the inside of the hussif which can be hung when using. The flat pockets are great for your smaller items like needles, scissors, patterns, while the gathered pocket will fit even a fat spool of thread.
Finished hussif rolled up with a front and back view.
If you have any questions, please let me know and I will do my utmost to help you. I hope you enjoy making your own little piece of history!
This is my own pattern for a hussif. I ask that you do not copy this pattern other than for your own use or use the photos without my permission. I feel very strongly about needlework being meant to pass on and share with others which I do gladly on my blog through these tutorials.