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.


Nancy said...

Oh my, this is not something I will be doing anytime soon. haha.
I have enough projects going right now. I am making Eric's sheepie sweater, which got totally put aside, and Bill's afghan, which I have also neglected. Too many things to do at once.
It is really nice and you are a busy girl.
Love you, Mom

Nancy said...

Well, maybe I should have posted my comment in this section!

Thanks for doing this Heidi. It really is beautiful.

Kristen said...

This is very nice! It seems a bit complicated for my simple sewing mind, but I may try it after the holidays if I am feeling especially brave. :)

Anonymous said...

I got the tutorial already on paper in black and white but in colour on your blog it looks much better.
Have a nice weekend.

Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Wow - that is impressive, Heidi! Beautiful job.


Becky K in OK said...

What a generous act you have done. The tutorial is wonderful.

Carolien said...

It looks lovely, Heidi! I love the fabric with the pincushion etc. on it. Gorgeous!

Bye, Carolien

Solstitches said...

Heidi! Oh my, I just HAVE to make one of these because I absolutely love it and yes, I do have a question. Where did you get those gorgeous fabrics for it? I love the pinks very much.
Thank you so much for all the time you took in preparing the tutorial. As always everything you make is just so inspiring.

Wawanna said...

Thank you so very much for the tutorial, you are most gracious for sharing and it is so inspiring! WOW wee, it is so classy and quite lovely. What a clever girl you are!

Anonymous said...

very interessant tutorial!!!
thanks Heidi

Roberta said...

Heidi, I just love this version of a Huswif. The fabrics are great, I especially like the pink one with what looks like notions on them!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


Anonymous said...

Heidi, I love your huswif and I've already started mine and it's going together smoothly. I just took a break to write a comment...Thank you for the tutorial, I'm having so much fun sewing this. I'll post to my blog when I'm done.

Susimac said...

Thankyou Heidi for this wonderful tutorial I will attempt to make on myself following your clear instructions. Thanks so much for taking the time out to do this as I know how long it takes to do a tutorial.

Karen said...

Thank you Heidi for sharing this tutorial. I think I'm going to have to try this. I just love sewing goodies like these.

Hugs - karen

angelasweby said...

This is absolutely amazing. I followed your instructions exactly as you wrote them and making up my huswif was a dream. I can't thank you enough for the detail and care you took making sure everything was clear and simple and the photos are incredible. It must have taken you forever to do it and I appreciate it so much :>). You really are a BORN teacher. I feel honoured to have you as a friend :>)
Warm hugs, Angela

Christine said...

Oh Wow. Very nice Heidi. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this wonderful tutorial for us.

Deb said...

Great tutorial and pics are so good, Heidi. Thank you for sharing. I actually think I could make one, you make it look so easy! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! You make it look so easy.

I can't wait to give it a try.

I have bookmarked your blog.