Thursday, June 27, 2013

Janome Machine Pad Tutorial

Hello Friends,

We are having HOT, HOT Weather, I hope you all are finding relief...SMILES!!

As promised I am back with the full Tutorial on the Sewing Machine Pad..
I have all my measurements and calculations and Here We Go...Wink, Wink

Supplies Needed:
Fabric of Choice: A few different prints, or all the same, it is what you prefer. You will need 1 for the pad top, 1 for the pad backing. And 3-4 other prints for the pocket panel piece.
1/4" seams allowance

Binding: Approximately 5 yards
Batting: (1) 31 x 15 1/2" (1) 5 1/4" x 20 1/2" (1) 3 3/4" x 20 1/2" (1) 6 1/4" x 20 1/2"

Other Supplies:
Thread to match Fabric
Embroidery Thread (for quilting)
Sewing Machine (Recommended Janome MC 8900
Rotary Cutter & Mat
FMQ Foot / Walking Foot
Clover Wonder Clips
Marking Pen - Removable
Buttons (5) to match
Button Hole Foot for Sewing Machine
Binding Tool (if preferred)

Measure the sizes you need for your machine, this will vary from machine to machine
Measure sizes needed for pockets, width, drop

Cut Pieces:
Pad top (1) 31" x 15 1/2"  I allowed 1" all around for quilting allowance
Pad Back (1) 31" x 15 1/2"
Button Strip  (2) 3 1/4" x 20 1/2"  Back panel (2) 6 1/4" x 20 1/2"
1st pocket (2)  5 1/4" x 20 1/2"  2nd Pocket (2) 3 3/4" x 20 1/2"

Place button strip (3 1/4" x 20 1/2") fabric RST and sew along one raw edge, turn and iron seam flat. Continue with sewing front and back panels (6 1/4" x 20 1/2" fabric pieces) to the button strip. You will have a finished piece of two fabrics one measuring 3" and the other 6". Top stitch above and below the seams that attached the panel to the button strip. I then used a decorative stitch below the bottom top stitch just to add a little BLING. SMILES.

decorative stitching
Make your 1st pocket strip. Take the pocket fabrics 5 1/4" x 20 1/2"  and make a mini quilt fabric RSU then batting and back fabric RSD. You can either make your binding for this step or use a prepacked binding. Attach binding along the top raw edges leaving 3 raw edges.

Follow the same steps for the 2nd pocket strip.

Layer your panel and strips, pin them together and bast stitch down the sides. Attach binding to the 2 sides and Bottom. Measure where you want your pockets to lay. I did this by what I wanted in my pockets. Small scissors, seam ripper, quilting gloves etc.  Lay aside for later.
Pocket panel complete
Make your quilt sandwich with the pad fabric pieces. Your top piece RSU / batting /  backing RSD. Quilt as preferred. I simply stippled with a contrasting embroidery thread (PINK) all over.
You can FMQ here or use your walking foot and quilt however your are comfortable.

Square up your pad and bind all raw edges.

stipple stitch shown 

Now I took to my table and placed under my machine, because I tend to keep handy items accessible, I allowed for this & measured where I wanted my buttons & marked with a removable pen.

Attach your button hole foot to your machine and make your button holes. Mine were placed at from the left" 1 1/4" 6 3/4" 10 1/2" 14" 19 1/2".

Now I laid my button panel atop my pad and marked with a removable pen where my buttons need to be. Just simply marking through the button hole onto the fabric below. I then used my machine to sew them all on...A WONDERFUL FEATURE...BIG SMILES!!!

Now place your pad under your machine and attach your pockets / FILL THEM FULL / and You have a NEW MACHINE PAD WITH POCKETS...

Glad you stopped back by...

Until next time...
"A Touch of Hink"

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