My fellow blogger, Salpal1, made some curtains and I commented on the travel theme. Mr. Aitch and I just got a new GPS and I thought a travel-themed fabric would be great to sew up a case for it. So Salpal sent me some of her leftover fabric.
I loved the names of the states but wait…
…no West Virginia!
That just can’t be.
So using fabric markers and some rubber stamps, I altered the one side (sorry Oklahoma) to get at least one West (by God) Virginia on the cover.
I measured the size of the GPS and added an inch to each side so it would be easier to get in and out, added a zipper, lining, doubled the fusible batting for protection and called it done.The back…
The inside…Then I decided to make another cover/case for the window attachment and cord and have it large enough so everything would fit inside for when we want to remove it all from the car and keep everything all together. I adapted the size of this pattern and made it a bit smaller. I didn’t have enough of the Route 66 Fabric so I pieced together some complementary fabric to make it large enough.
Um, one side.
Inside with just the attachments.
All included.Ready to go.
Thank you, Salpal, for the fabric scraps. I love it and had fun making it.
Using the Drops Sunny Day Top pattern, I decided to start on the front before I got to the armhole shaping for the back. I want to use as much yarn as possible and at this point, I can make the top a bit longer or shorter as needed.
The top has a two stitch garter edge that should make seaming a breeze as well as four rows of garter stitch at the bottom to keep it from rolling too much.
My markers indicate the decrease rows. Only eight stitches in all but it should give the top some shaping.
The charted back is relatively easy but I need to concentrate.
As you can see, I missed the correct placement of one of the yarn overs. It’s closer to the bottom than the top and I’m not going to fix it.