|Finished "Minnie Mouse" padded crutch covers.|
|Fabric flower hair clip.|
|Padded "Minnie Mouse" style crutch covers with contrasting flower.|
Emily appears to have broken a toe if not indeed her foot and is on crutches. More discomfort followed and so Grandma was summoned.
You will need for padded crutch covers:
Pencil or marker
About 1/4 yard fabric of you choice
Approx.16-20" length of elastic
After cutting the rectangles large enough to cover we sewed three sides together 1/4" from the raw edge, with the right sides of the fabric together and turned to the inside. When the sewing was completed we turned the covers right side, pressed with a warm iron and viewed our lovely polka dot socks!
Using elastic, cut 4 pieces about 1-11/2" narrower than the width of each side of the crutch cover. Start on the inside at the seam and start the sewing machine and back stitch. As you begin to sew stretch the elastic to reach the next seam and stitch, back stitching the ends to secure well. Repeat until all 4 bottom edges are finished with elastic. I applied the elastic about 5/8" from the bottom edge but you can adjust this to your liking if you prefer a deeper ruffle. These should slip right over the padding and the crutch tops.
Select 2 contrasting fabrics and a coordinating button
4-6" piece of felt for the flower base
needle and thread
You will first need to make 2 patterns for 2 sizes of circles to use as patterns to form the petals of the flowers. I used 2 jar lids. One from a wide mouth canning jar and the other from a regular size canning jar.
Next take the 2 circles cut of felt for the base and use the fabric glue to fasten them together. LEAVE A SECTION ABOUT 5/8" WIDE OPEN AND NOT GLUED TO SLIP A HAIRPIN OR CLIP INTO FOR FASTENING.
Find the center of the felt circle and place the 6 large petals pointed side to that center. Arrange so you can judge how many more petals you will need to make to form the circle for the first base layer of petals. Make the additional petals and fold and glue as before. Now glue them in place on the felt forming your flowers first row of petals. Place the smaller contrasting 6 petals on top of the base and at the inside center as before and determine if you need to make more petals for row two. Now glue the inside row in place. Remove all of the straight pins when the glue has set. Attach the center button with fabric glue.