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Carol Duvall Show : Episode CDS-736 -- More Projects »

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Project demonstrated by Marie Clapper. Instructions and line art courtesy of Marie Clapper.

Materials:

six sheets of white 7-count plastic canvas
three sheets of clear, stiff plastic canvas 12" x 18"
six 1-yard lengths of worsted-weight yarn any desired color
1-yard length of white worsted-weight yarn
1/4-yard small print fabric
small amount of quilt batting
#16 tapestry needle
sewing machine, matching thread, sewing needle
scissors
ruler
pencil

Steps:

  1. Following charts from patterns (figures A and B) cut pieces from plastic canvas as indicated. Note: If you prefer to count bars instead of holes when cutting patters, add one to the number of holes in each direction. For example, 22 x 42 holes is 23 x 43 bars.
  2. For bench seats, cut four 13 x 26 hole rectangles each from white and clear plastic canvas. For small tabletop, cut one 18 square hole each from white and clear plastic canvas. For chair seat, cut one 20 x 22 hole rectangle each from white and clear plastic canvas. For chaise lounge, cut one 22 x 42 hole rectangle from white and clear plastic canvas. For chaise lounge arms, cut one 22 x 42 hole rectangle each from white and clear plastic canvas. For place mats, cut four 12 x 15 hole rectangles from white plastic canvas. Note: Use clear plastic canvas as reinforcement throughout. Use white yarn to stitch the furniture.
  3. To make benches and small table: With reinforcement under bench seat and behind legs (A and B), whipstitch legs (A) to each long edge of bench seat and legs (B) to each short end of the bench seat. Whipstitch out edges of each leg together. Overcast inside edges of each leg. Repeat for each bench. Stitch the small table in the same manner as the bench seats with reinforcement under tabletop and behind each leg.
  4. To make the large table: With reinforcement behind one leg, whipstitch the top of the leg to the tabletop reinforcement where indicated by dotted line on pattern. Repeat for each remaining leg. Whipstitch outside edges of each leg together. Overcast the inside edges of each leg. With reinforcement tabletop at the bottom, align all tabletop pieces and whipstitch all layers together along the outside edges.
  5. To make the chair: With reinforcement under the seat and behind one leg, whipstitch top or side of leg to one short side of the seat. Repeat for other leg on the opposite side of the seat with reinforcement behind the front leg/arm, whipstitch front of the seat to the leg/arm at joining line where indicated on pattern. Align reinforcement back legs to the inside of the chair back (A) at bottom. Whipstitch the top of the reinforcement back legs to the back of the seat and to the chair back (A) at joining line where indicated on the pattern. Whipstitch outside edges of each leg together. Overcast stitch along the outside edge of one arm. Stitch the arm to the chair back (A) at the joining line where indicated on pattern. Overcast stitch along the inside edge of the same arm. Repeat for the other arm. Align the top of the chair back (B) to the back top of the chair back (A). Whipstitch the top and side edges together. Overcast stitch inside the edges of each chair leg.
  6. To make the chaise lounge: With reinforcement under the seat and behind the side leg, whipstitch the top of the side leg to one long side of the seat. Repeat for the other leg on the opposite side of the seat. Align reinforcement back legs to the inside of the chaise lounge back (A) at bottom. Whipstitch the top of reinforcement back legs to the back of the seat and to the chaise lounge back (A) at the joining line where indicated on the pattern. With the reinforcement behind the front legs, whipstitch the front legs to the front of the seat. Whipstitch the outside edges of each leg together. With one reinforcement arm at the bottom of one arm, overcast stitch along the outside edge of the arms. Stitch the arm to the chaise lounge back (A) at the joining line where indicated on the pattern. Overcast stitch along the inside edge of the same arm. Stitch the arm to the seat counting 20 bars on one long side of the seat. Repeat for the other arm. Align the top of the chaise lounge back (B) to the back top of the chaise lounge back (A). Whipstitch the top and side edges together. Overcast stitch the inside edges of each chair leg.
  7. To make place mats: For each place mat, weave two rows of the same color yarn side-by-side in the following manner, repeating the pattern to the end of the place mat under one bar and over two bars. Cut a 1/2" fringe at the end of each place mat.
  8. To make cushions: From fabric cut two 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles for chair cushion, plus two 3-1/2" x 10" rectangles for chaise lounge cushion. Round corners of each rectangle. For chair cushion, turn pieces right sides together and sew, leaving a 2-1/2" opening on one long side. Turn right side out. Using the cushion as a pattern, cut the bating slightly smaller than cushion cover. Insert the batting into the cover. Turn the raw edges of the opening under and whipstitch closed. Measure down and mark 3-1/4" from one short end of cushion. Sew across cushion through all layers. For chaise lounge cushion, turn cushion right sides together and sew, leaving a 3" opening on one long side. Turn the cushion cover right side out. Using the cushion as a pattern, cut the batting slightly smaller than the cushion cover. Insert the batting into the cover. Turn the raw edges under and whipstitch the opening closed. In the same manner as the chair cushion, measure down and mark 3-1/4" from one short end of the cushion. Sew at this mark through all layers of the cushion.



RESOURCES:
Pack 'O Fun craft magazine
Clapper Communications Company
Des Plaines, IL
US
Phone: 847-635-5800
Toll Free Phone: 800-272-3871
URL: www.craftideas.com



GUESTS:
Marie Clapper
President and Publisher of Clapper Communications Company
Des Plaines, IL
Phone: 847-635-5800
URL: www.craftideas.com

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