Tea for Two Mug Dresses – measurements & steps

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  Here are the measurements & steps I used to decorate the mugs (posted last Monday).

Pinwheel

Materials:

Main piece

–          DF Front (main) cut a strip of pinwheel pattern 10 ½” in length (the width is about 3”)

–          DF Front (borders) two strips of 1” × 10 ½”

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Sew the DF border pieces to both long edges of the DF front main piece (right sides facing each other)
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the pinwheel shape (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Lollipop appliqué

Materials:

Main

–          DF Front 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF for three large circle

–          DF for three small circle

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer the DF front, batting and backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Iron appliqué paper to the wrong side of DF for large circles and DF for small circles
  • Cut 3 large circles and 3 small circles using Circle No. 2 Originals (you can draw circles and cut by hand if you don’t have the Circle No.2 Originals)
  • Sew the circles onto the DF front piece, using blanket stitch. I use sewing machine, but you can also do this by hand. I used black thread for the small circles and tan colour thread for the large circles.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt around each large circle (I use running stitch in black thread).
  • Sew Velcro into places
  • Attach buttons

Flying Geese

Materials:

Main

–          DF for large triangles, cut two pieces of 4 ¼” × 4 ¼” squares

–          DF for small triangles, cut eight pieces of 2 3/8” × 2 3/8” squares

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • On the wrong side of each small square, draw a line diagonally with pencil
  • Align two small squares to the two opposite corners of each large square (right sides facing each other) (see diagram 1)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line
  • You will end up with four interim pieces
  • Align a small square to the largest corner of each interim piece with right sides facing each other (see diagram 2)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line.
  • You will end up with 8 pieces of the flying geese. You need only 7 pieces.
  • Sew the seven pieces together. Check the length and trim it down to 10 ½“, if needed.  It is best to trim off the side where the Velcro will be placed.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the triangle shapes (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Diagrams - tea for two mug dresses instruction

I hope this is clear enough to follow. If not, please email me and I will try to make it more clear.

Thank you for visiting and happy sewing.

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