Project of the Day: Notebook Computer Bag

This is a slightly more complicated project. However, reading through the instructions beforehand and have them available when you start the project can certainly help out with that.

It’s always good to protect your electronics and this messenger bag can help give you that extra padding for safety. It certainly wouldn’t be too difficult to adapt the size to whatever size your on the go computer may be. You check out the link here at Crafty Staci. Enjoy!

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Project of the Day: Quilted Sleeping Bag

If you’re looking for something a bit more ambitious here’s something that will be sure to occupy your time with some great results. This quilted sleeping bag looks incredibly cosy and comfortable. The instructions come in a .pdf format, which I have linked to here. The website I found this on is the website for Husqvarna sewing machines, so naturally they suggest in the instructions to use their machines to creates this. However, you should be fine with whatever sewing machine you use. Take a peek at what you need below.

You will need:
-Fabric for backing 55” x 61” (140 x 155 cm)
-2 strips 9.5” x 45.5” (24 x 115 cm) and 2 strips
9.5” x 55” (24 x 140 cm) for borders
-2 strips 2 1/4” x 41” (5.5 x 105 cm) for ties
-4 1/2” x 15” (11 x 38 cm) for handle
-2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (6.5 x 6.5 cm) for the zipper
-3” x 200” (7.5 x 500 cm) for binding. (piece as
needed).

From five different cotton fabrics:
-42 squares total (6 3/4” x 6 3/4” (17 x 17 cm)),
using the rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
-11 squares of printed fabric
-9 squares of striped fabric
-8 squares of light coloured fabric
-7 squares of checked fabric
· 7 squares of darker coloured fabric.

Project of the Day: Tiered Maxi Skirt

With spring fast approaching, it’s time to start bringing out and refreshing your last year’s wardrobe. Here’s a project that can help perk up your wardrobe in the first few weeks in spring. This maxi skirt tutorial is from Sew Much Ado and it doesn’t seem too complicated to try it out.

You will need:

1.5-2 yards 60″ wide knit fabric (hip measurements greater than 38″ will need closer to 2 yards)
2″ wide elastic (for measurement see below)
Ballpoint needle

Upcoming Trade Fairs

Davey Textile Solutions will be at the following Trade Fairs showcasing our line of reflective tape. Come check us out!

Workwear Expo 2011
March 10
Mississauga, ON

Western Conference on Safety
April 18 & 19
Vancouver, BC

NAUMD North American Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors
April 29-May 2
Orlando, FL

Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC)
May 3-6
Banff, AB

Partners ins Prevention 2011: Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show
May 17-18
Mississauga, ON

TRIA Convention & Conference
May 24-26
Kananaskis, AB

New Knits & Quilting Fabrics

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Project of the Day: Collapsible Storage Basket

The instructions for today’s project refer to it as a nursery basket but I think it can work for just general storage purposes as well. I think fabric storage boxes are a great way to keep things out of the way and at the same time help add a little pop to the room. This tutorial shows you how you can make your very own version of it, which is great since I can never find ones in the bright colours I want. The tutorial is fairly straight forward with lots of diagrams and pictures to make sure it turns out right. Here’s the link to the tutorial: Stylish Storage Basket.

You will need:
Sewing machine
Fabric for outer box covering (Fabric A) – ½ yard of 45″ wide fabric PER BOX
Fabric for inside lining (Fabric B) – ¼ yard of 45″ wide fabric PER BOX
Scraps for binding – two strips per box, each strip is 1¾” x WOF (width of fabric)
Heavy weight cardstock (ex. cardboard, chipoard)
All purpose thread
Leather machine needle plus regular needle.
See-through ruler
Chalk pencil
Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat
Iron and ironing board
Straight pins