Anshu is an Asian Indian currently living in San Francisco Bay area with her family. Sewing is her passion. She writes about her adventures with needle and thread at Blooms & Bugs.
Hello Whip Up readers, I’m Anshu. I live in sunny California, with my husband and a 2 year old bundle of energy. I blog about sewing at Blooms & Bugs and have a small etsy shop with the same name. I’m an engineer by day, but sewing is the thing that gets me out of bed every morning. Although I have been sewing on and off since childhood, I rediscovered the joy of sewing and crafting after my daughter was born. I started out with sewing a couple of dresses for her and just couldn’t stop (thank goodness for little girls!).
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- Knit fabrics: Take 2 pieces of same fabric or two different fabrics – use up those scraps that are too big to throw away but too irregular to make into a dress, top etc.
- Print out the pattern [PDF page 1 and page 2], tape the two pages as shown and cut out both pieces of the pattern (total of 3 cuts – piece 1 spans both pages and piece 2 is on page 1. Once you cut out all the three pieces, tape both parts of Piece 1 by overlapping the small part over the bigger part, up to the dash (-) mark.
- Fold each fabric in two layers, then fold one more time. Place each pattern piece on fold and cut. So now you have two pieces of #1 and two pieces of #2.
- Sew together pieces of #1 along the conical side, right sides together. Sew together pieces of #2 along the semi-circular side, right sides together.
- Now join #1 and #2 by sewing along the raw edge, right sides together. Leave about 2 inch opening.
- Using the opening, turn the whole thing inside out. Use a pencil or point turner to poke the cone out on fabric #1. Push the fabric #2 inside fabric #1.
- Tie a knot with the cone of fabric #1.