Do you also know the problem that you don't know where to put your pretty, fluffy tulle petticoats? When you hang it from the clothes rail, the space for about 6 clothes is immediately used up. When I put them in the wardrobe, my two petties need a whole tray. My previous solution: Hang over the clothes rail. However, I can be quite sure that whenever I want to take a dress off the rack, the petticoat hangs over it. In one way or another, I always manage to get the petticoat tangled up in the coat hanger. Besides, my Pettie always smells unpleasantly of dust. So a solution has to be found!
My solution is a petticoat bag. How you can sew your own bag I show you here now. And if you can't sew or don't feel like it, just order your petticoat bag from me.
1. You need the following ingredients:
- leftover fabric in the size 90x70cm or 140x40cm
- approx. 80cm cord or as required
- cloth scissors
- Prym Trick Marker
- Measuring tape or ruler
- fabric weights
- Photocardboard for making the pattern
2. cut the pattern to size
- 1 large rectangle 35x64.2cm (seam allowances of 0.7cm already included)
- 1 smaller rectangle 17 x 68.2cm (seam allowances of 2.7cm already included)
- 1 circle with diameter 20cm
3. mark and cut
Since we have already included the seam allowances, we can now simply lay our pattern on the fabric and weigh it down with the weights. With the trick marker from Prym you now drive along the edges and then cut out all the pieces.
4. sew large rectangle
Now you put the big rectangle with the right, beautiful fabric sides on top of each other. Put the fabric in place. Now mark the seam allowance (0.7cm from the edge of the fabric) with the trick marker. On the picture you can see that I have still balanced my odd cutting edge.
After sewing it looks like the picture above. I sew with an overlock, hence the seam allowance of 0.7cm. If you don't have an overlock, you can simply overlock the edges with a zigzag stitch to prevent them from fraying.
5. sew on bottom
Now put the circle on the previously sewn rectangle. Make sure that the left side of both the rectangle and the circle is on the outside. If the circle does not fit, you have to either cut the circle smaller (hose too small) or sew the rectangle a bit tighter (hose too big) before sewing.
When sewing, make sure that the fabric is always straight under the needle. No folds or bulges should form (as shown in the picture). The fabric should always slide smoothly under the needle.
The overlock thread is then knotted and sewn in as close as possible to the sewing work. If you are not sewing with an overlock, remember to always lock at the beginning and end of the seam and then sew in the threads.
6. sew smaller rectangle
Clean the short edges of the smaller rectangle and iron these 2cm after the clean seam to the inside (left fabric side). Now fold the smaller rectangle in half (long side). The beautiful sides, i.e. the right fabric sides, remain outside. Now draw a line on the fold line at a distance of 2cm. Now sew the short edges together until the line. There you turn the sewing piece and sew along the long line until you reach the opposite short edge. There you turn the sewing piece around again and sew this side closed as well. You have closed the side pieces and left the channel open for the cord.
Now you stick the small rectangle to the upper edge of the hose. Make sure that the edges are at the seam of the hose. This will look a bit nicer afterwards. The two edge ends should meet, but not overlap. And if that happens, it's not tragic either. The bag still works!
Now all you have to do is pull the cord through the tunnel and either glue the ends with end caps or simply lock them in place with a knot so that the cord is not wound up. Then sew in the last
threads and your petticoat will be stylish and space-saving packed!
Have fun sewing!