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JMJ3553
07-16-2011, 07:44 PM
This still needs some finishing touches, it is not perfect, and it needs to be Disnified (?), but I love it and I did it all by myself:rotfl:

After looking at lots of pictures and watching some videos on youtube I thought I would give this a try. I am not very crafty, but I did it :banana:

Now can November come so I can use this already!:lmao:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/141.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/143.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/144.jpg

disney debi
07-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Nice job.

Cheryl726
07-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Nice job! Can I ask how you did it?

goofystitchfan
07-16-2011, 07:47 PM
Great job! :thumbsup2

JMJ3553
07-16-2011, 08:23 PM
Nice job! Can I ask how you did it?

I was afraid someone was going to ask this :rotfl:

I will try my best to explain :)

1. I cut out two strips of fabric... approx. 9" x 36"

2. I then cut out three pockets... approx. 13" x 9"

3. I ironed on interfacing to the pockets to make them a little stiffer

4. Fold over the top of the pocket 1/4 inch and hem with sewing machine

5. Fold in the rest of the sides and bottom of the pockets and just iron them down.

6. "Pleat the pockets" This involves folding it over about and inch and then fold it the other way another inch. *The second video I post is helpful. Iron them so they lay flat.

7. Place on one strip of fabric. Flip it over so the facing is against the facing on the strip and sew the bottom of the pocket. *Second video also helps

8. Flip pocket back over upright and sew the first layer of the pleat. Do not get the second layer. Do this to all of the pockets.

9. Sew the two strips together with the good side of the fabric facing each other. Turn it right side out. Then sew the top so you can fit your dowel.

*** The videos really helped me. I found it hard to follow written directions that people were writing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2n83BQhIa8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cReoF-gWI9Y

Hope I have helped in some way ;)

minniemouse86
07-16-2011, 08:35 PM
Looks GREAT!!I really like the color.:thumbsup2:

HotMama
07-16-2011, 08:37 PM
That's really cute!!! Good job! :thumbsup2

Toria
07-16-2011, 11:59 PM
This still needs some finishing touches, it is not perfect, and it needs to be Disnified (?), but I love it and I did it all by myself:rotfl:

After looking at lots of pictures and watching some videos on youtube I thought I would give this a try. I am not very crafty, but I did it :banana:

Now can November come so I can use this already!:lmao:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/141.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/143.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj302/jmj3553/144.jpg

Super cute! I just started working on mine tonight. Glad I came across your thread, now I need to go to the store and get some interfacing. Thanks!

ewerstruly
07-17-2011, 12:29 AM
Way to go! I have been all over the threads looking for specifics so I can try to sew one for our first cruise. This was helpful. Thanks.

Hollywood Glitter
07-17-2011, 12:42 AM
I love the star fabric
:cutie:

BigDisneyOE
07-17-2011, 01:10 AM
Oh Mickey in his Wizard cloak & hat would look fabulous against that star fabric!:thumbsup2

JMJ3553
07-17-2011, 06:17 AM
Oh Mickey in his Wizard cloak & hat would look fabulous against that star fabric!:thumbsup2

Great Idea... Thanks:thumbsup2

I was thinking about doing the black silhouette of mickey's head with our family name on it on the yellow pocket which is for my husband and I. Maybe one of the girls will want the Mickey wizard on their pocket.:)

sorul82?
07-17-2011, 09:03 AM
It looks like you have nice deep pockets!! :yay:

Snowecru
07-17-2011, 09:03 AM
Very Nice! Great job!

girl_barrie
07-17-2011, 11:31 AM
Really Cute!!! Your basic construction looks just like mine!
I "scrapbooked" inside of clear plastic pockets unique favorite characters for each member of the family, then sewed them on.
Here's some pics of the one that I made for our family;
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/medium/176326_205232529490360_100000108447295_916212_7729 145_o.jpg (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/member-galleries/p66811-marker-family-fish-extender.html)
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/thumbs/175841_205233159490297_100000108447295_916223_7132 759_o.jpg (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/member-galleries/p66810-marker-family-fish-extender.html)
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/thumbs/176492_205232932823653_100000108447295_916222_6204 94_o.jpg (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/member-galleries/p66812-marker-family-fish-extender.html)
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/thumbs/172259_205232876156992_100000108447295_916220_3440 48_o.jpg (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/member-galleries/p66809-marker-family-fish-extender.html)
http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/thumbs/171659_205232776157002_100000108447295_916218_7490 480_o.jpg (http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/member-galleries/p66808-marker-family-fish-extender.html)

cannp123165
07-17-2011, 03:17 PM
It looks great! I really need to make one for our upcoming cruise, so I think I will have a go at this one! :)

JMJ3553
07-17-2011, 04:08 PM
Looks great girl_barrie :thumbsup2

jenifred
07-17-2011, 06:53 PM
Great work!!!:thumbsup2

tamarr44
07-17-2011, 07:33 PM
Great Job!!!

howdydoodyswife
09-02-2011, 12:26 PM
Thanks for the how to videos!

Siliobear
02-19-2012, 02:06 AM
Thanks for posting the sewing pattern and YouTube videos. My cruise is just over a month away. I'm a Pooh fan and made this one so I can hang it at home afterward. I hope this isn't too long (40") for the fish wall.

http://flic.kr/p/bvQ7hi
(I don't know how to embed photos)