How’s that for descriptive?
I found a nice looking pad on the interwebs and decided to see if I could make one like it. (Oh, already wrote about that in the post below) It took a bit of effort to get the shape onto paper, and then onto the cardboard, but I managed it. I think I missed some key point on how to get nice sharp corners though. Never fear. The core was a challenge as well, being such a strange shape. I used the little 5″inch inner core template on the ‘big enough to be useful’ sections and layered those in as well. I made a couple of errors, namely having one flannel back inside out but they worked well enough. As far as a pattern goes, I don’t think I like it. Couldn’t say why exactly. Since I haven’t seen many others like it, maybe no one else does either.
With not much in the way of the camouflage fabric I had to do some very careful pattern placement on the pieced together sections left from another pad. It was a bit hairy, but I managed to *just* get another piece cut out. A wing needed fudging because it was missing a tiny section, but since my wings end up a nice length, just trimming it to size was ok.
A scarf was sacrificed to be the back of one of the camouflage pads.
To gauge where I am for the top stitching I make sure the edge of the fabric is visible in the hole on the presser foot. I’m not sure if that is how you are meant to do it, but this works for me. To make the turn on corners, I sew until the edge of the fabric *just* slips under the foot. If I need a half turn of the wheel to get the needle down, there is usually enough fabric left.
I packed everything away over the weekend, since I really do not need to make any more. Then I found the fabric with the stylised ladies on it which I would love to turn into pads. I have traced the template shapes on there, but I haven’t gotten around to cutting them out.