Global Warming Wood Carrier Free Pattern

Global Warming Wood CarrierMaterial

  • 1 1/3 yards Burlap or indoor/outdoor fabric
  • 1/2 yard coordinating fabric

Cutting Measurements

  • 2 40″ x 22.5″ pieces of main fabric
  • 2 4″ x 22.5″ pieces of coordinating fabric
  • 2 15″ x 2.5″ strips of each fabric, cut with the grain
  • 2 crumb catcher pieces of each fabric (download printable crumb catcher template here)

Notions and Tools I Use

Coordinating Thread, Scissors, Rotary Cutter and Mat, Transparent Ruler, Iron and Ironing Board, Seam-ripper, Straight Pins, Tape Measure, Fabric marking pen

Notes

This tutorial assumes a 1/2″ seam allowance, unless otherwise specified.  All seams should be back-stitched at beginning and end, and corners and curves should be cut.  While the carrier would look best top-stitched around the crumb catcher as well, I opted to leave this step out of my project, and therefore did not include it in these instructions.

Instructions

1.  Cut out your fabric.
1. Cut out your fabric.

 

2. Iron 1/4" seam on one long side of each accent band.
2. Iron 1/4″ seam on one long side of each accent band.

 

3.  Fold a 1/2" seam down each long side of each handle piece and iron.  If you are using burlap, the thickness of the fabric may require a slight adjustment in the size of your folds in order to make the handle pieces align evenly.
3. Fold a 1/2″ seam down each long side of each handle piece and iron. If you are using burlap, the thickness of the fabric may require a slight adjustment in the size of your folds in order to make the handle pieces align evenly.

 

4.  Pin accent bands on ends of outer main section with raw edges flush and folded edge toward center of main section.
4. Pin accent bands on ends of outer main section with raw edges flush and folded edge toward center of main section.

 

5.  Baste raw edges of accent band to main section, then sew folded edge to main section with a top stitch, or a stitch approximately 1/8" from the edge of the band.
5. Baste raw edges of accent band to main section, then sew folded edge to main section with a top stitch, or a stitch approximately 1/8″ from the edge of the band.

 

6.  For each handle, place wrong sides together and edge stitch down each long side.  Then pin handles on outer main section, pointing toward center of fabric, with raw edges flush with raw edges of main section.  The outer edge of each handle should be 7 1/2" from the outer edge of the main section.
6. For each handle, place wrong sides together and edge stitch down each long side. Then pin handles on outer main section, pointing toward center of fabric, with raw edges flush with raw edges of main section. The outer edge of each handle should be 7 1/2″ from the outer edge of the main section.

 

7.  Pin crumb catchers to center of each side of the main sections.  If you are using an accent fabric for the outer section, be sure you are pinning it to the outer main section.
7. Pin crumb catchers to center of each side of the main sections. If you are using an accent fabric for the outer section, be sure you are pinning it to the outer main section.

 

8. Pull the edges of the main section up and pin all the way up to the top of the crumb catcher and stop.
8. Pull the edges of the main section up and pin all the way up to the top of the crumb catcher and stop.

 

9.  Sew around the crumb catcher with a 1/2" seam allowance, being sure to backstitch.
9. Sew around the crumb catcher with a 1/2″ seam allowance, being sure to backstitch.

 

Wrong side of outer main section
Wrong side of outer main section

 

Both main sections sewn to crumb catchers
Both main sections sewn to crumb catchers

 

10.  Iron crumb catcher seams and clip around curves.
10. Iron crumb catcher seams and clip around curves.

 

11. Place inner main section into outer main section, right sides together, and carefully pin around the perimeter.  Sew around the perimeter, leaving a several-inch opening to turn right side out.  Reinforce handles by backstitching across them.
11. Place inner main section into outer main section, right sides together, and carefully pin around the perimeter. Sew around the perimeter, leaving a several-inch opening to turn right side out. Reinforce handles by backstitching across them.

 

12.  Trim corners, turn right side out, and push inner main section down into outer main section.  Push your corners out nicely and iron edges.  Then stitch around the entire perimeter 1/8" from edge.  If you are using burlap or another thick fabric, set your stitch a little longer than usual, like at a medium setting.  Reinforce handles again by backstitching across them.
12. Trim corners, turn right side out, and push inner main section down into outer main section. Push your corners out nicely and iron edges. Then stitch around the entire perimeter 1/8″ from edge. If you are using burlap or another thick fabric, set your stitch a little longer than usual, like at a medium setting. Reinforce handles again by backstitching across them.

 

Firewood Carrier
Firewood Carrier

 

GlobalWarmingCarrier
A creative lifestyle and DIY blogger, I make something in every spare moment. Sewing, knitting, baking, crafting, and anything else requiring thoughtful creativity or that will make my family happy top the list of the things I like to do.

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