I needed something to block out the sun that never goes down where I live. Ok, it goes down, but it was dusk till well past 11:30 last night.
This is a quick easy beginner project. I wipped it up in a couple of hours. My top stitch is more than a bit rusty, but considering my wrists and hands aren't as nyble as they used to be, I think I did a good job.
Followed the pattern for the most part, only change was I put my elastic in a strap casing because it didn't match my project colour.
Started and Finished on June 6th, 2014
Unventing Sew & Turn of Casing & Encase Elastic In One Move.
I folded a strip of binding tape in 1/2 and encased a lenght of kitchen twine inside, right sides together. Thread twine onto a yarn needle and run it through one end of casing and one end of elastic.
Using a pencil or other narrow blunt object, start the turning process by working the end inside the tube.
Turning your strap goes fast once it gets going.
Fish the end of the kitchen twine out of the end, carying the elastic with it.
Untie your knot and remove twine from casing and elastic. Done.