We have all of the body measurements. It’s a good time to pull out the scissors.
Here is what you may need.
Cutting list, Chalk, pen, Yardstick of straight edge, measuring tape and in most cases a carpenter square.
I bought a carpenter square at a sewing supply company for $20 once. I bought the one you see for $9.00. It is far better than the one I bought at the sewing supply store. Live and learn.
Here we go – let’s hurry up and pause. Before marking my cut lines – I need to know what the center is and which way is up. It’s decision time.
My green arrows point to the center. And the top of the image is the top of the fabric from now on.
You are going to cut rectangles to the sizes you measured in the cutting list BUT your center has to be dead on. For this striped fabric, the deck, front, inside back and outside back should all center in the same place.
Let’s say I had to cut a 36 inch wide rectangle. The center is 18 inches. I carefully measure the edge of the fabric to my fabric center.
That’s about 19.5 inches. Good! It’s over half what I need. Now – from the center I need to measure 18 inches in the opposite direction.
Since the fabric is almost a perfect stripe, I don’t have to lay down vertical chalk lines. The horizontal lines are a must.
I love not having to mark some lines. ;)
When I cut the pieces that have to have a center – I mark it clearly so I can see. Here is the center of the inside back.
It may look like I got my fabric upside down. I’ll be more specific, It is the top center of the inside back. :)
IB – that stands for inside back. No need to guess. You should label every piece. The label should be at the the top of the piece every time.
OK – you have cut the Back pieces and the Deck pieces. You used your center and carefully measured from there. You also marked the center so you can find it at a glance.
We still need the arms.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!