Basic Skills Necessary:
- The basic construction is very simple but to enable the finished cover to be free standing I have used three layers of Hobbs Fusible Wadding. This means there is a LOT of thickness to sew through. A walking foot is essential and I strongly recommend that before you begin you test the viability of sewing through six layers of wadding + four layers of fabric on your machine. I have Janome Sewist 525S and it was possible but not easy. If you find the thickness too much, you can (a) use two layers of wadding, (b) use wadding + a layer of heavy duty interfacing and/or (c) reinforce your main structure with further wadding or interfacing after you have completed Stage Six.
In March, when I made a Vintage Caravan Sewing Machine Cover and posted a picture of it on my blog, I received a surprising number of requests for a pattern - and here it is!
This Download includes:
1 - The Pattern Pieces
2 - The Tutorial
The files are in pdf format.
To print to the correct size, please select 'Scale 100%' or 'Scaling None' on your printer.
If anything doesn't make sense or doesn't work as expected, please contact me and we will try to resolve it. I would also very much appreciate any other feedback you may have and, of course, if you make a Caravan, I would love to see a picture.
Please note that this pattern is written in English.
This Pattern (including any accompanying text or pictures) may not be reproduced or distributed without permission. Neither may items be mass produced. You may, however, sell the items that you personally make using this pattern. Please give design credit to Janine at: http://www.rainbowhare.com
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:
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- Measurements here are intended to give an indication only. Accurate sizes are given in the tutorial accompanying this pattern -Lining Fabric - approx 1 yard Backing Fabric - 44" X 30" Wadding - 44" X 90" Caravan Solid Fabric - 44" X 22" Caravan Print Fabric - 42" X 15" Green Bottom Background Strip Fabric - 60" X 5" Door + Window Frame Fabric - 36" X 4" Door Fabric - 9" X 5" Window Fabric - 20" X 5" Curtain Fabric - 24" X 5" Wheel Fabric - 9" square black felt Wheel Hub Fabric - 5" X 2 1/2 " grey felt Length of yarn - 56" Bunting Fabric - 17 x 2" X 4" scraps of fabric Double Sided Fusible Fabric - 36" X 4" + 5" X 2 1/2 " Aluminium Foil - Approx 8" X4" Two Large Buttons (for centre wheels) Two Buttons to back Wheel Buttons One Button for door handle Flowers for embellishment to taste Sewing Machine Sewing Thread Pins Needle Dressmaking Scissors Paper Scissors Rotary Cutter Cutting Mat Sewing Machine.