(beyond standard sewing supplies)1/2 yard - main fabric color1/4 yard - fabric for cuff6" x 20" plastic canvasScrap of batting
2 circles (main fabric) - 6 1/2"
2 side pieces (main fabric) - 19 1/3" x 6 1/2"
1 pieces (cuff fabric) - 20" x 6 1/2"
1 piece (plastic canvas) - 20" x 6"
NOTE: seam allowance 1/4" unless otherwise noted
Put the two circles wrong sides together and baste around the outside edge.
Sew the two side pieces into two separate cylinders.
Slip one cylinder into the other with wrong sides together.
Baste the bottom edges together.
Sew the bottom of the cylinder to the circle. Note: There will be a raw edge on the bottom of the canister.
Slip the plastic canvas in between the two cylinders.
Baste the top of the cylinders together.
Sew the cuff fabric to make a cylinder.
Iron cuff cylinder in half, with wrong sides together.
Insert a single layer of batting, cut to the size of the folded cuff.
Match the raw edge of the folded cuff to the top of the sides, putting the cuff on the inside of the cylinder.
Sew cuff to sides, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Note: You can sew through the plastic canvas.
Turn cuff to outside of canister.
Additional Notes:Want to change the size of your canister? Here's how.Decide on the size of the finial project - always work from the finished size and then add in your seam allowances.For example:For a finished bottom size of 6", cut a circle of 6 1/2"To adjust the height size of canister, use finished height plus 1/4" for bottom and 1/2" for top seam allowancesTo adjust the width of the canister sides, take the finished bottom circle size and multiple by π (pi: 3.14), add that to your seam allowance. Example: 6" times 3.14 = 18.84 + .25" = 19.09"To adjust the cuff size, add another 1/2" to the side measurement used in cutting the width of the main fabric. The batting takes up some of the extra room, and you don't want your cuff too tight. You can ease in the extra fabric as you sew it to the canister sides.
Pattern can be reproduced for personal (not for sale) use.For more patterns by Sheila, see her blog at: http://sheilareinke.wordpress.com/