A Fabulous Fat Quarter

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9. August 2012 06:52
by tbev

One Fat Quarter = Farmer's Market Fashion

9. August 2012 06:52 by tbev | 4 Comments

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

It's amazing what you can do with one little fat quarter! Let your little one wander the next summertime barbecue or farmer’s market in this breezy skirt with matching tee. This project is so simple, you could put it together in less than two hours, and for less than $10! This fits a baby size 12-18 months.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 fat quarter (I used Watermelon Wedge by RJR)
1 plain child t-shirt
1 safety pin
½-inch elastic (measured to the child's waist, plus one inch)

heat bond adhesive

STEP 1: Cut fat quarter in half lengthwise.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 2: Cut approximately 3 inches from the end of one of the two pieces. You’ll create your logo for the tee shirt out of this strip.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 3: Trim part of the 3-inch strip to create the logo for the tee and set aside. I loved the font and wording from the edging of the fabric, so I included it. You could cut out any shape you like, so be creative and choose whatever looks best to you.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 4: Pin the short edges of the two longer pieces together. One is three inches shorter than the other, so don’t be concerned when they don’t match up exactly.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 5: With right sides together, sew the two edges creating the tubular form that will become the skirt.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 6: With an iron, press open the seams. Next, determine which end will be the top and the bottom of the skirt. Using the iron and pins, create a one-inch hem on the top (enough to fit the ½-inch elastic through), and a half-inch hem at the bottom.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 7: Sew the bottom hem followed by the top hem, leaving a 1-inch gap over one of the seams through which you'll feed the elastic.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 8: Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 9: Feed the safety pin end of the elastic through the gap of the waist seam, holding onto the free end. Guide the safety pin through the waist seam until you pull it out the other side. Remove the safety pin and place one end of the elastic on top of the other and sew them together.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 10: Tuck the elastic into the waist and sew the waist seam closed. Evenly distribute the gathers.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 11: Cut pieces of Heat Bond to outline the wrong side of your logo fabric. Follow the directions on the Heat Bond package to attach it to the logo fabric.

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

STEP 12: Center the logo on the tee shirt and secure it with the iron, according to packaging directions. Next, pat yourself on the back. You’re done!

AFFQ Farmer's Market Fashion

Like I said, isn't it amazing what one little fat quarter can become? Try it out and send me a photo of your own creations.

Comments (4) -

Tamela Nappo

Very nice Website Great Work !


Love this idea.  I made it for my grand daughter, but sewed the top and bottom together to make a dress (and not have to worry about the skirt falling down!).  They are so easy and so cute.  Thanks.

Judy Koontz

This outfit is adoreable.  I am soon to be a great-grandma, but don't know the sex yet.  If a girl this would be a darling outfit for next summer!  

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