Even a beginner can sew a patchwork blanket from squares It is not sewn so quickly, and for beginners it may take much more time, but such sewing can be the first truly high-quality thing in the house that you did with your own hands..
Do-it-yourself bedspread patchwork
Review more than one master class in order to decide not only how your product will look (you can see it in the photo gallery as well), but whether you can handle all this technology as a beginner. A detailed master class, of course, simplifies the work, but do not immediately take on a difficult task. The first sewing should be fun, and wading through the jungle of unfamiliar technology can discourage you and further try yourself in patchwork.
Any high-quality handicraft not only decorates the room, but also brings to the interior an atmosphere of comfort, warmth and natural brightness
Where does sewing begin? Follow the instructions:
- Determine the size of the bedspread;
- Choose the color scheme that will be in the style of the interior of the room where the product is intended;
- Prepare the fabric: stripes, pieces, shreds, squares;
- Prepare the fabric that will become the seamy side of the product;
- From the tools you will need: scissors, needles / pins, thread, a sewing machine, a pencil and a square ruler (but you can also use a square template).
Let’s say you are making a product from squares. Why from squares? It will be definitely easier for a beginner to do this – for beginners to cut different shapes with their own hands and then connect them patternedly is a real test.
You can choose any pattern for the bedspread that you can do.
Of course, if there is a photo or video of a master class, view it in detail. But even if you have only schemes in front of you, you can start sewing with them..
An important point: before proceeding with the preparation of squares, the fabric should be prepared for work. Just soak it in hot water for ten minutes, and then simply rinse it in clean warm water..
If we are to be completely consistent, it would be nice to show the real class and starch the fabric. It’s worth doing – it will be easier to work with the material. And, of course, iron the fabric well..
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How to sew a patchwork bedspread
Small workshop on making quick squares from fabric.
Just four steps:
- Take two different shreds of fabric and cut two equal strips out of them;
- Fold them on the wrong side and sew, secure by sewing by carefully smoothing the seam;
- Now measure the width of the resulting product, and cut the same strip (of the same width) from the third piece of fabric;
- Fold it with the received part already with the front side, and make the seams on both sides.
As a result, you should have a sort of double-sided sleeve. Put this canvas on the table and cut squares out of it according to a template or a special ruler..
In order to cut the squares correctly, it is important to use a template or ruler.
It is difficult to come up with such a simpler scheme, any beginner will repeat this master class. This will be followed by the stage of connecting the squares. From the details you can get whatever patterns you want – simple geometric, and fantasy, and snakes, and mosaics. For the first time, you can lay out a simple ornament to make it easier to cope, and you do not get confused about what you are going to sew.
When you have decided on the pattern, the squares can be sewn. First comes the sewing of the longitudinal stripes, after which you must iron the seams. Then we sew the resulting stripes into one canvas. And again the next stage is a thorough ironing. After that, you will see that the finished front side is obtained..
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Sew a patchwork bedspread: the final part
The front side is not the whole product. Next, with your own hands, you must sew the front part to the wrong side. Chintz is excellent as a purl fabric. Batiste can also be made inside out.
Further, adhere to the following scheme of work:
- Lay the piece of fabric for the wrong side face down on the table;
- Put a synthetic winterizer on top of the seamy fabric, if your bedspread has a blanket function (otherwise, the synthetic winterizer is not needed);
- The next layer is the front side, that same patchwork of squares;
- Either sweep it with your own hands, or you just need to chop off the entire product with pins and quilt it on a sewing machine.
In order for the cover to have a shape, it is necessary to use a sealing material in the form of a padding polyester
How to sew a thing correctly? The easiest way to do this is along the borders of the squares, but if you assume some kind of pattern, you can also quilt along the pattern. True, for beginners this is a rather difficult task (a separate stitch master class will help you in this case).
The last step is edging. It’s easy to do: take a strip of fabric about 8 cm wide, and the length should be slightly more than one side of the product. The fabric must be folded in half, attached to the front of the garment and sewn on. Tuck the excess edges of the edging to the wrong side of the thing, wrap the edging on the wrong side of the product and sew from the front side. The line will run over the canvas. The other sides of the thing are edged in the same way..
Having comprehended the basic basics of this skill, you can move on to more complex ornaments.
This is the simplest master class; in such a product, schemes are not particularly needed. Above all, do not overdo it with the patchwork pattern..
Such a bedspread can be used to decorate a bed, sofa, and sometimes it is also used as a tablecloth. But what if you decide to make a patchwork product for a baby bed? Maybe it’s worth taking the first step in patchwork sewing just from this?
Patchwork: DIY baby blanket
To decorate a baby’s bed in patchwork technology, you need to prepare almost the same as for the previous work..
Fabulous colorfulness is the main distinguishing feature of children’s interior items
You will need:
- Fabric (4 types);
- Sewing machine;
- Ruler or templates.
You can sew a baby blanket from 48 squares. The side of one square is 8 cm.Do not complicate your opening work, a patchwork quilt of 48 squares is easy to sew, and most importantly, everything will be clear, it is difficult to get lost.
A colorful patchwork bedspread can become a bright piece of the interior of a child’s room.
Then everything is simple:
- The resulting squares need to be slowly, carefully sewn and ironed very well;
- Put the patchwork on the fleece, it will be the wrong side of the product;
- Cut off all unnecessary, and round the corners;
- Stitch both canvases around the edges, padding is 1 cm.
That’s all, this cute DIY patchwork bedspread is ready! It will also decorate a baby bed, and will look great as a cape while walking in a stroller. You can sew it literally in a week, just do not rush sewing – all the squares should be even. Patchwork sewing takes no rush.
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