Sew a Fabric Canopy
This project is not difficult it just needs patience, math calculations & lots of sewing.
4 Metres of Turquoise plain dyed Cotton
1 Set of Sew Beautiful fat quarters
Cut 4’’ off each of the sides of 1 piece
Make a Scallop template with 1/4” each side
I chose to do each scallop different, so had to join them
R/S Together sew the 1st scallop chain to the piece of fabric you cut the 4” off. Iron seam flat. Repeat for all 4 sides. (It will depend on the size of your canopy as to how many scallops you will need this is where maths comes in)
Once you have all of the scallop chains attached to all 4 sides, place the full size fabric R/S up and lay the fabric with the scallops on top of it face down. Pin to secure.
Sew round all the scallops (Yes that’s a lot of sewing) then cut (Pinking shears are ideal)
Leave 1 scallop open slightly so you can turn out, and a gap in the four corners,
enough space to add in the ties.
Next make the ties. Cut 8 12” long x 1.5” Wide
R/S together fold the straps in half and sew the top and down the side. Turn out and press.
Tuck 2 of the un-sewn ends into each corner and pin to secure before sewing.
Having the ties makes this canopy so versatile, it can be attached to poles or trees. In the garden I tied one side to the washing line and used a couple of flexible porch poles with guy ropes the other side. Instant Pretty shade.
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Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Company 2018