I tried out sewing with the ripstop nylon last night, and I can’t say I am impressed. I have gotten ahead of myself…
BEFORE I tried the ripstop, I processed the pj top and pillow case. There was minimal wastage, and 5 buttons. Of course, not all of both items will get used, some will end up being too small for anything. It pays to unpick seams rather than tearing them, or cutting the seam off, though. The first bit of camouflage fabric, to get the most of it, needed a seam unpicked to get that extra 8mm or so. Its not much really, but when you need just an extra 2mm to fit two toppers on a piece of fabric, its a far bit.
I found a pad I liked and worked out how to get the shape. Then I ‘moved’ the paper version onto card and upsized it. But it turned out to be that the paper size was more like the ‘new and improved’ template, so I tried the paper version first. I needed a new core shape, so I traced the paper shape, leaving the wings off and tried to cut it neatly 8mm or so inside the line. Sewed that on to the top, and watched the Amy Nix video about adding the PUL layer.
While I was listening to that I tipped a bit of water onto the ripstop to see if it was ‘waterproof’ – its not. Blood is thicker than water, I think, so that might still be ok. I cant say I *liked* sewing it. I may try again with the N&I template, but the rest might end up ‘saved for later.’
I’m not sure what the stretchy terry stuff is..well..Etsy says its..stretch terry cloth. I don’t think I like THAT to sew with either, but it made a nice back. Because it is stretchy, I can’t use it as a core. Well, I probably could, but I don’t want to fight with it.
Might go and cut up the owls. The scarf seems too pretty to chop up, but I think that will be excellent with the purple towel in the centre.