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Basic sewing skills (with a specific project in mind)
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For Christmas I received a really nice humidor. I'd like to make a dust cover for it, as it will not be on display most of the time, but I want to keep it in excellent cosmetic condition.

What I have in mind is something that will cover the top, and the four horizontal sides (think toaster cover type of thing). My inclination is to use five separate pieces of material for a more 'fancy'/formal look, as opposed to three pieces. What I'm not sure of is how much bigger I should cut the pieces so they are large enough to sew up and still fit the humidor properly.

Also, is there any particular order I should work in to make it easier? I'd assume I should sew the three panels in one direction or the other, and then add the other two to finish it off, but I'm looking for any input from those with more knowledge.

I plan to use very inexpensive fabric, perhaps even just a twin flat sheet to cut the panels out of, so if I really screw it up, I'll just try again.
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Can you post a picture? Is it a larger, furniture type, or a smaller, tabletop type?
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RugerGirl;59916 Wrote:Can you post a picture? Is it a larger, furniture type, or a smaller, tabletop type?

It's a tabletop type, though technically considered "medium" in size (holds ~100 cigars). Photo, including dimensions, attached to this post.


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Felt is very cheap to buy and will not scratch the wood. are you hand sewing or using a machine?
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goofin;59924 Wrote:Felt is very cheap to buy and will not scratch the wood. are you hand sewing or using a machine?

I'll be using a machine.
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Im thinking if you add a inch to the measurements that should give you material to sew the pieces together and still have material to hem the bottom for strength.
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#7
Might be really cool to make it out of leather...they sell scrap leather on Ebay.
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RugerGirl;59966 Wrote:Might be really cool to make it out of leather...they sell scrap leather on Ebay.

Won't leather scratch or dull the finish on the wood?
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mpan72;59968 Wrote:
RugerGirl;59966 Wrote:Might be really cool to make it out of leather...they sell scrap leather on Ebay.

Won't leather scratch or dull the finish on the wood?

Maybe line in felt, or get the kind that has a suede-feel underside?
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RugerGirl;59981 Wrote:
mpan72;59968 Wrote:Won't leather scratch or dull the finish on the wood?

Maybe line in felt, or get the kind that has a suede-feel underside?

For this attempt, I'm not going to get that complicated. I'm just going to make a single-layer fabric cover. I thought about the felt, but I don't think I'll like how that will look.

My parents have a high-end machine that will embroider designs and such, so I may see if they can embroider a cigar or something on the top panel, to fancy it up a little.
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