Archive for June, 2017

Cutlery Pouch

Cork Cutlery Pouch

Materials:
3370603 – Cork Leather, Stripes
1945040 – UHU Kraft Adhesive
1402404 – Wooden Clothes Pegs
4900100 – Oaki Doki Bias Binding Tape
9586205 – Transparent Craft Glue
2004228 – Waxed Cotton Cord
2523308 – Smyrna Needle

1. Cut a 45 x 10 cm piece of cork leather. Fold over 10 cm at one end and stick it with UHU Kraft glue. Use wooden pegs to hold it together whilst it dries.

 

2. Fold a piece of Oaki Doki bias binding tape over the opposite end. Apply a thin layer of transparent glue to the cork leather to stick the tape in position. Hold it there whilst it dries with wooden pegs. The Oaki Doki binding should be flush with the cork.

Tip: To ensure that the tape doesn’t fray over time make sure that the edges are firmly stuck.

 

3. Draw a heart on grid paper using crosses as a template for the cross stitch decoration. Place the pouch on the felt pad. Use masking tape to fix the template on top of the cork beneath the binding. Use the awl to pierce the corners of all the crosses. Remove the paper template and, if necessary, re-pierce the holes in the cork. Cut a 240 cm piece of waxed cotton cord and tie a knot in one end. Thread the smallest Smyrna needle with the cotton and pass the needle up from the back through the bottom left hole. Create little cross stitches until the heart is created. Tie the cord off at the back with another knot and trim the excess cord.

4. Apply a line of UHU glue down either side on the back of the cork leather (approx. 26cm long). Fold the leather in two, pressing the edges together. Hold it in place with clips until the glue has dried.

Beton Bag Planter

Beton Jute Bag

Materials:
9318701 Beton Hobby for Modelling, 1,5 kg
3423122 Jute sack with cord, 14 x 18 cm
9911005 Empty container 155 ml, ø 69 mm, h 65 mm
1260178 Wool Cord, brown, 5 mm

 

1. Remove the cord from the jute bag and turn it inside out. Wrap the beaker in clingfilm.

Weigh out 1 kg of modelling Beton and mix it thoroughly with 160 g of water until it forms a smooth concrete mass. Leave the mixture to rest for 2 minutes before using it to fill the jute bag. Make sure the bag is filled completely (including the corners) and that there are no air pockets. Push the wrapped beaker into the Beton and loosely tie a piece of wool cord around the sack just below the top of the Beton. Leave to dry for several hours (preferably 24 hours).

2. Discard the wool cord. Carefully remove the jute bag by using a scalpel to cut the seam open and peeling it off the Beton. Remove the beaker and peel away the cling film. Tie a piece of wool cord around the Beton bag to finish.

Check out the Spring/Summer 2017 Trends Catalogue for efco’s range of Beton products.

A corker of a bag!

Efco’s cork leather and fabric can easily be hand or machine sewn with a standard foot. They are available in 4 different designs: 1 dark – Marron and 3 light – Granulo, Mosaic and Stripes. The leather has a faux suede effect backing and is medium weight whilst the fabric (labelled ‘Tissue’ in the catalogue) has a woven fabric backing and is the heaviest weight.

The Marron cork leather sheet (45 x 35cm) along with some of Efco’s cork tapes is all you need to create a simple yet stylish small bag…

Quick and simple to create this would make an ideal workshop project for anyone running sewing classes. Instructions can be found on the Projects4Crafters.com blog page.

To view the full cork range please see the Basics Catalogue.