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    Big Beautiful Beach Bag
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    Big Beautiful Beach Bag

    December 19, 2019

    Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. And let’s make a very big beach bag and what’s really great Is there’s a free pattern online and it is from Blank Fabrics. The fabric is also from Blank Fabrics but you could use this pattern with any fabric at all. It just happens to look really cute with the fabric that they’ve chosen. So let’s go through the materials that we’re going to need. So the first thing we’re going to need is this pattern I’ll put a link in the description for you. Of course some thread, and some grommets. Now if you cannot find these in the notions department, go look in the drapery department because the drapery has the bigger grommets. The fabric. And the fabric is adorable. It has all of this summer theme to it which will be very very cute. And instead of doing a handle with fabric I want to do a rope handle. And if you’re going to use rope, make sure that the rope will fit inside the grommets and after you tie the knot the rope is not going to come out of the grommets. The next thing is some fusible fleece. Now Pellon makes a nice fusible fleece, and it is a nice weight and it’s polyester so it’s going to hold up in the wash, and it fuses on which makes it a lot easier to use. So the first thing we need to do is make the inside of the bag and it should be 19½” by 23½”. In the directions there are no pockets, and I’m going to show you how to add some pockets if you choose to. And take any size that you want and match up the sizes. So this is going to be one very big pocket and it’s 12″ by 13″. So put your two pieces together, sew all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom. And turn it right side out and press it. The other pocket is going to be on the other side and it’s going to be a long and thin pocket. Again, just take your two pieces of the same size, put them right sides together and sew all the way around a quarter-inch, leaving a little opening to turn the right-side out. So after you’ve sewn this all together, clip off your corners. It’s important that you clip off the corners because that way when you turn it right-side out you’re going to be able to get a nice square corner. So trim all four corners from both pockets, turn it right-side out and press it. Now that it’s been pressed you don’t have to worry about the bottom seam because you’re going to stitch that in later. But what you need to do is do a row of stitching. You can do one or two rows of stitching along the top and that’s just going to keep the layers together so that they don’t come apart like this in the pocket. Now for the placement of these pockets on the inside, you need to take a couple of things into consideration. The bottom is going to have a little flat bottom, so the pocket must come up at least 4″. And the top is going to have a grommet in it. So you have to make sure that the pocket goes below the grommet mark. So find the center of the bag and place the pocket in so that you know you’re not going to stitch it through the grommet and you’re not going to stitch it through the bottom. When the pocket is in place, then you need to stitch around the three sides. If you have a long pocket you can sew two lines or one line so that you’ll make the one pocket into smaller pockets. Pockets are done. After the pockets have been sewn on I would recommend to take a piece of fusible interfacing and take about 4″ and iron a 4″ strip along the top of both the bag inings. This bag is going to be a very big bag. It’s going to hold a lot of things which is going to make it heavy. You’ll just give it a little bit extra security. The next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to mark the grommet placement. We’re not doing the grommets now, we’re just going to mark the placement because it’s a lot easier to mark it when the fabric is flat. So find the center of the bag and go over 5″ from your center mark. So you have 10″ apart. Now mark down 1″ and the grommets are going to go in the area 1″ down. That 1″ is the area that you’re going to sew, so the grommet is going to go 1″ below. Here’s your 1″ mark and your grommet is going to go here because you need room to be able to sew. So from here what you do is you take the smallest part of the grommet and draw the circle. And there is your marking. So you need two for the front and you need to for the back. And then just leave them alone because you’ll work with these after. Place the right sides together. Now we’re going to mark the bottom. At the bottom we need to mark a 3″ square. So you need to go up 3″ and across 3″. And if you have a ruler that can give you a 3″ square that’s what you need to mark in both corners. Now you only need to do the 3″ squares on one side because this is going to be a cutting line. Now with both the sides together you’re going to back- stitch, sew all the way to that drawn line, and backstitch again. For the bottom you’re going to start and you’re going to go over a couple of inches, backstitch, start at the square again, backstitch, go over a couple inches because you are going to need this to turn out when the bag is finished. So you need to leave a good amount of space here because if not, you’re going to try to turn that whole bag into a small space, it’s not going to work. So definitely leave a good amount of space. Now I’m going to cut out that 3″ square. And do it on both sides. This is going to give us a box corner. You want to sew those two seams together and by doing that, open up the bag until the bottom seam and the side seam match up. Now you’re going to be able to sew along this edge which is your 3″ square and sew it at a quarter inch. And do it to both sides. With that seam sewn it makes a nice square bottom to your bag. For the front of the bag I’ve chosen two different fabrics. I have the lovely striped fabric and I also have the black fabric. It’s 6½” by 23½”. This is 13½” by 23½”. Match up the seams and sew the seams together. And that is going to make one big piece of fabric After you’ve pressed it, it needs to be pressed onto the fusible fleece. The fusible fleece has two sides. One is a very soft side; the other side feels like little bumps on it. The little bumps are glue. You need to take the glue side and iron it onto the top so that the two pieces become one. And do that to both pieces. The fusible Fleece is going to be 19½” by 23½” because this is what this works out to be. Now at this point if you want you can actually take this and quilt it. And just as before we need to sew the right sides together. We need to mark in each of the corners our 3″ square. We’re going to backstitch, stitch all the way to our mark of our three inch square and we’re going to stop there because we want to put some side pockets on and it will be easier to put the side pockets on without the bottom sewn. Cut off the 3″ square. Take it to the iron and iron the seam down the center flat and open. Along the side of the bag we are going to add some pockets. The directions tell you to take a piece of fabric 5½” by 18½”, fold it in half right sides together, and then you’re going to sew it just like you did the inside pockets, so in the two sides turning it right-side out and pressing it. But I’m going to show you another way to do a pocket. I want to have a pocket that’s going to fit a bottle of pop or a bottle of water on the side. So I’m going to want a bigger pocket. So start with a 6″ by 24″. Fold it together right sides and then stitch down both sides. And you do not need to do any stitching here. And turn it right-side out and press it flat. So for the pocket that they recommended like we did on the inside, you’re going to take this pocket and place it on the side and stitch down three sides. And that way you will have the pocket. And this is the one that did not have any stitching here. This will fit right into the bottom of that 3″ square that you cut out. So now you’re able to again sew, stitch down, and sew back. However, this will be caught into the bottom of the bag so this pocket will be right to the bottom of the bag. So we have the large pocket and we have the smaller pocket, both on the side seams. Now we can turn the bag back to the wrong side and matching up the side seams [and] your squares, you need to stitch at the bottom of the bag. And you don’t need to leave an opening here. And then just as before, fold those to meet and stitch along these edges. Now we can turn the bag right-side out. So we have the outer bag and the lining. We need to put the two of them together and they need to match right sides. So put the two bags together and line up the side seams. Stitch the top together all the way around. Now through that bottom opening you’re able to take the bag out. So there’s the lining and the big opening in the lining. So just fold these seams inside and close that up. Push the lining into the bag, matching up that top seam where the outside of the bag and the inside of the bag match. And then topstitch a quarter inch all the way around. Now the way to do the grommet is you need to cut out the hole so that the grommet can go around. But because there’s a couple of layers here, I would recommend that you take and do a line of stitching around that circle that you drew. And it doesn’t have to be too too fussy because the sewing is going to be covered by the grommet. Now you do not want to sew in the area that’s going to be cut out, and you need to cut that hole out. Now grommets come in two parts. They snap together. The larger one is the ring that goes on the outside. Now you’re able to snap that on. Put your rope through the grommet and tie your knot. What a great bag. It’s nice and big, it has a nice flat bottom because of that 3″ square that we cut out, and it is washable. This would make up nice in many different fabrics. It would really be nice also in a diaper bag especially if you put the big pockets on the side for baby bottles. I’ll put a link in the description to the fabric from Blank called Beach Party and to the pattern so you’re able to follow along. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time
    in the sewing room. Bye for now!

    How to Sew a Beach Bag
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    How to Sew a Beach Bag

    December 3, 2019

    It’s easy to take your summer necessities
    to the beach in this cute beach bag. Using cotton canvas makes it durable and fun fabric
    makes it fashionable. Let’s go ahead and get started. You’ll need 1 yard of 58” width cotton canvas, all-purpose thread, four1” curtain
    grommets, and 2 1/2 yards of 3/8” inch width cotton rope For tools, you’ll need your sewing machine,
    sewing gauge, scissors, straight pins, iron, and fabric marker.
    From your fabric, cut two rectangles that are 23 ½” inches by 25” inches. If you’re using directional
    fabric like me, the 25” inch side should be going vertically on the fabric design.
    If you want to add a pocket, cut another rectangle from your fabric or in a contrasting fabric.
    It can really be any size, but I’ll cut mine 9” inches by 6” inches.
    On the sides and bottom of the pocket, fold ½” inch to the wrong side. Pin and press with
    your iron. Fold the top of the pocket ½” inch, then another
    ½” inch and press. Stitch along the folded edge at the top of
    the pocket at your sewing machine, using a regular straight stitch.
    Take your pocket, place it in the center of one of your rectangles. I’m placing it about
    12” inches up from the bottom and then centered from the sides Pin and stitch the pocket sides and bottom
    along the edge. At the bottom corners of each rectangle, measure
    4 and 3/4” inch up and 4 and 3/4” inch inward. Mark your lines with your fabric marker. Cut on this line, creating a squared notch
    at the bottom of each rectangle. Place the front and back of the bag, right
    sides together. Pin the sides from the top of the bag to the top of the squared notch. Also, pin the bottom of the rectangles together,
    from squared notch to squared notch. Stitch these three sides at a ½” inch seam allowance
    and then press your seams open. Pull each squared notch apart, bringing the
    seams together, giving you an angled edge. Pin this edge and then sew a quarter inch
    seam allowance. At the top of the bag, you’ll want to hem
    it to create a finished look. Fold the top edge three inches, to the wrong side. Pin
    and press. Next, fold the bottom raw edge under a quarter
    inch. Pin and press this. Stitch along the folded edge to finish the
    hem. Mark the center of the bag on the front and
    back at the top. From the center, measure five and five eighths inch on each side and mark
    it. The mark should also be one inch from the top of the bag.
    Use the curtain grommet template to make a circle around your mark. This should be included
    in your grommet package. Carefully, cut out the circle.
    Place the grommet without the prongs on the inside of the bag, placing it in the hole.
    Take the other side of the grommet, with the prongs, line it up with the other ring. Press
    them together to snap them in place. Lastly, cut your rope in half for two equal
    lengths. Thread it through one grommet, from the outside of the bag to the inside. Tie a double overhand knot in the rope once
    it’s through the grommet, by creating a loop and then bringing the end of the rope
    through the loop twice and pull to tighten. Repeat with the other end of the rope for
    the grommet that’s on the same side of the bag. Then make another handle with the remaining
    rope on the opposite side of the bag. And here we have the finished beach bag. This
    is a quick project that won’t take up too much of your summer vacation so you can do
    a little sewing and then spend the rest of your time, relaxing on a beach. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please
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    Palm Leaf Fish Garnish
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    Palm Leaf Fish Garnish

    November 23, 2019

    Welcome back to another cooking video. I’m Chef Devaux and today I’m going to
    teach you how to make a very simple little garnish out of just a palm tree leaf that
    will look stunning on any sushi platter. Okay let’s get right into it, let’s get
    going! Okay to make this garnish you’re going to
    need a palm leaf like this and you just want to tear off one of the strips like so. Now here I’m just going to cut the end off,
    there we go. Now you’re going to need two of these. Before you start getting to making the garnish
    you’re going to want to remove the little stringy bits and clean these before you get
    to any making of the garnish. Okay, so now you’ve done that, just place
    one between your thumb and your index finger and make a loop, make sure it’s big enough
    and then you make a second loop and hold it all together with your index finger. Now you want to take the second strip and
    just feed it in through the middle and going through the outside of the first loop and
    feed it in 80% of the way through. Then you want to go through the inside and
    the outside of the opposite side, just like that. I’m just going to feed it in a little bit
    more, there we go. And now you want to go through the outside
    and then the inside, and then you want to do the same on the other side. So again you go on the outside and then the
    inside. There we go that’s basically it. Now all you have to do is just tighten this
    up. So you want to pull on the excesses here and
    you just keep pulling and threading it through and just moving it about until you’ve compressed
    the inside and taken all the slack out of it. Once you’ve done that it will hold together
    in one piece, so just a little bit more, this is just a little bit fidgety but you get through
    it and just keep going. There we go, that’s it. Now you just need to do a little bit of trimming
    to finish it off. I like to do a little zigzag pattern on the
    inside fins like this, it gives it a little bit of a fishy vibe and I think it really
    adds to the design. Okay so do the same on the opposite side,
    just like that – okay great, and now I’m going to do just a straight cut for the outer
    fins, there we go and that’s it. That’s how simple it is to make a palm leaf
    into a fish design that you can use for garnishing your sushi platters or any other dish. Alright, I hope you enjoyed seeing how to
    make this simple little garnish. If you want to check out some more of my garnishes,
    check out this video right here. Thank you for watching, see you next week. Bye! END

    ✔ Minecraft: How to make an AFK Fishing Farm
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    ✔ Minecraft: How to make an AFK Fishing Farm

    November 22, 2019

    Hello again! Here’s the things you’re going to need. Using this thing you”ll be able to get tons of fish and treasure while AFK. (Very useful for beginner players.) Make sure the hopper is directing items into the chest. The orientation of the trapdoor is relevant here. There’re tons of takes on this simple concept out there! I’ve decided to give it an aquatic look. (Try smooth stone blocks, looks cool, too!) Make sure you place stairs here and not a block. When the tripwire is triggered, the piston should retract. (Don’t forget to subscribe MagmaMusen! He worked hard just to make our gameplay even more enjoyable!) This fishing farm is based on fishing with a fishing rod. It comes with a lot of the pros and cons of manual fishing. In addiction to fish, you’ll also be catching treasure and junk. Fishing also grants experience. Whoops. (It’s fine, everybody makes mistakes.) The water source should be on top of the hopper. Done! Wait for it… We just caught a fish! And I did nothing but hold right-click! This method is exploiting a fishing rod mechanic. Whiile you’re holding right-click over a trapdoor, you”ll open and close it… This oberwrites the reel in action. There’s a bite, the fishing rod will register the right-click as reeling in… Pretty weird, pretty useful! Your catch goes right to the chest! (Yay no need to clear the inventory anymore xD) After some time, you might be left with something like this! Just stand AFK with your mouse button pressed! Hope you enjoyed the video! (I do while im subtitling this!) See you next time! (Goodbye MagmaMusen!) English subtitle by: SansZed Gaming

    How To Make a “Fish On A Stick” Toy (Cool Palm Leaf Craft)
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    How To Make a “Fish On A Stick” Toy (Cool Palm Leaf Craft)

    November 13, 2019

    Hey guys, we are back at the Beach because for this video I’m going to show you how to turn a palm leaf into a cool little fishing toy that you can actually cast All you’re going to need for this project is one single palm leaf you can see it kind of folds down in a V-shape with This hard yellow Ridge line if we follow that down far enough [we’re] going to find it thins out and what we want to do is just take our nail And we want to actually peel this thing off Find the tip and slowly peel off that ridge line and if you pinch the leaves as you do you should be able to keep Them intact and just very gently pull that entire ridge line off of the leaf Make sure you’re really gentle when you rip this off because we need the leaves and we are going to be using this later This thing’s kind of like a little whip and that’s great because that’s pretty much We’re going to be using it for in a minute Near the topic gets really flimsy and we don’t really need that so you can go ahead and break it off But where it starts to get firm you want to loop that over into a circle And then just twist that back on itself three or four times is what that’s going to do is it’s going to hold the circle in position so that it won’t unravel if you give it a little bit of a tug it’ll start to tighten in on itself and That’s what we’re looking for right [there]. Just a little circle a little bit bigger than your thumb [alright] now Go ahead and set that to [the] [side] because now it’s time to make our fish So now if you look at your palm leaf you’re going to see it’s been split into two different pieces Just go ahead and give it a tug to separate them because we’re going to be using each of these Individually now what you’re looking for is a palm leaf That’s somewhere around an inch thick it doesn’t have to be exact but somewhere around that size it can be perfect take your first leaf And put it straight into your palm, and then hold it in place with your thumb You want to see that there are a couple inches? overlapping Underneath your hand then take the leave and wrap it back in through [your] pointer finger and your middle finger and hold it in place And you also want to have a loop a couple inches tall now just do that same thing again make a loop bring it back hold it with your fingers and Then you can use your thumb to hold everything in place So we’ve essentially just made two loops and that is the end of step one Take the base of the second leaf and push it through the center circle But bring it to the outside of the first circle, and then pull it all the way through about a foot now We’re going to do is we’re going to weave in and out and in and out and to do that We’re going to go inside this loop, and then we’re going to go to the outside [of] the second loop We’re going to bring it all the way around And we’re going to go inside the first loop Pull it tight And you’re going to see this [loops] [going] to want to pop off so hold that down with your middle finger Then bend the leaf around push it through the center and pull it through [all] [we] have to do now is pull these tight by slowly working individual leafs and what that’s going to do is Eventually work itself down and do a cool little fish save one more little tug should tighten everything up and hold everything securely in place All right so our little fish is starting to look pretty good all we have to do is trim up his fins a little bit and put Them on a stick and we’re just about done Now if you look at the palm leaves you can see that all the fibers run horizontally [and] if you pinch with your thumb, you can kind of dig into it and pull away And it will just follow that strand leaving a little bite mark out of the leaf do that a couple more times just Staggering where you pinch it and what you’re ultimately going to be doing is trimming down the fins and give it a cool little fin effect For these inside fins. I like to start on the inside and just repeat that process [just] stagger. Where you make those cuts Boom just like [that] our little fishy is done So guys we got our fish we got our rod and all we have to do now is bring the two together Now to add the Rod just split the fins at the back and push through that little hole Until you can see the Rod poking through the tip of the fish’s mouth Then you just want to pull all the way through until you see that little circle disappear into the fish’s belly Now bend the stick back around and push it through the hole in the top [fin] Until it comes out the hole in the bottom fin And just give it a little tug and that puts your little fish on a stick These things make really cool toys for the kids because watch this you grab the rod at the bottom and give it a little flick You can cast your line and catch a fish just like that. How awesome is that? Then just push your rod back up to reset it and you can cast it again Now there’s one more cool trick. You can do with these fish if you’ve made one of these headbands I showed you in another video Take the base of the stick and just push it down through the front and makes a cool little decoration for your kids If you look closely, it’s kind of like he’s got a fishing line coming right out of his mouth That’s pretty cool and really simple to make So there you [have] it guys that’s how to use one single [palm-leaf] to make a really cool Polynesian fishing toy Thanks so much for joining me for this experiment, and I’ll be looking for you the next one. Talk to [you] then you