I forgot I took these in-process sewing photos. They were on our digital camera. I'm so used to the Kindle now, with photos automatically uploaded to the Cloud. Sometimes I forget I have photos taken with the digital camera and self-timer.
STAR TREK TABLE CLOTH:
As long as I was ironing clothing, I also ironed the Star Trek fabric I purchased a few weeks ago. Steve wanted a third tablecloth, and another 'fun' one. So the first blue and brown one is now a spare.
I measured a half inch along the edge of a piece of paper. I iron the entire perimeter of the piece of fabric a half inch, folded over the edge of the measured piece of paper, then fold and iron under again, so the raw edge is sealed inside. The piece of fabric measures 64" long by 44" wide (the width of the fabric off the bolt). I didn't even cut off the selvedge edge since it was folded under and doesn't show.
Often I do these blog posts for ME because it's easier to search my blog than to have notes written on pieces of paper filed someplace. For a tablecloth:
Purchase 2 yards fabric
Cut Fabric to 64" including seams
Tablecloth finished: 62" long x 44/45" wide (fabric width) 1/2" seam sewn twice
At the corners, trim a triangle even with the outer folded edge. Try for a mitered corner, but this is difficult so do your best. Some of my corners are folded one way and then the other. It's just a tablecloth, so it doesn't have to be perfect.
Sew with a straight regular stitch.
Then sew again with a Triple Zig-Zag stitch, to tack down the folded edge.
Star Trek Table Cloth!
Goes with the Star Wars Table Cloth:
This is me making the polka-dot Boxy Tee:
This photo shows how to cut out the sides of the Boxy Tee - for the first shirt I put two of our little folding tables together. It's easier to lay it out and cut it on the floor. If you look closely, you can see how wonky the fabric edges are compared to the pencil lines drawn along the sides. But it doesn't matter because it's trimmed off.
Here's that photo of the finished polka dot shirt again. Everyone really likes the white stitching on the dark blue fabric: