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Plant Cover

What to do:
1. Lay your two fabrics on top of each other and cut out a rectangle of fabric that is 18" tall and 30" wide. Place the fabrics so that the right side of each fabric is facing each other. Pin the fabric in place across the top width of the fabric.

2. Use a sewing machine to sew across the top width of your fabric with a 1/2" seam allowance.

3. Once sewn, flip your fabric over so the patterns face right side out, and iron your top seam flat.

4. On the right edge of your fabric, use your iron to press a 1/2" hem on the front and back fabric panels.

5. Fold your right edge with the pressed hem towards the middle of your fabric, and fold the left side of the fabric towards the middle as well until the sides meet. Tuck the first 1/2" of the unpressed left side of the fabric in between the ironed hem on your right side. Pin in place.

6. Sew down your fabric to attach the sides together. You should now have an open cylinder shape with your inside fabric facing outward at this point.

7. Layer your plastic liner with your bottom fabric, and cut a circle that is 10 1/4" wide (your circle diameter is really 9 1/4" with an additional 1/2" seam allowance all the way around).

8. Line up the two circles layers (with the liner side facing out) and pin the circle all the way around the bottom of your cylinder.

9. Use your sewing machine to sew all the way around the bottom circle with a 1/2" seam allowance. Once done, turn your fabric bag right side out.

10. Fold the top part of your fabric over to make the planter as tall as you like for your plant. Use the eyelets and a pen to trace where you want to install your eyelets (I placed mine in the middle of the fold about 3" apart). Use scissors to cut an "X" on that spot, and use a hammer to install each eyelet following the eyelet kit directions. Repeat the process on the other side.

11. Thread rope through the eyelets, and make a knot on the inside of the planter (before cutting the rope, wrap the spot with masking or electrical tape so the rope doesn't unravel). Spray the outside and inside of your planter with waterproofing spray for extra protection (if you want to), and you're done!

12. For more protection from water, you can place one of those plastic trays or cork circles at the bottom of the planter before adding the plant (either way, keep the plant in the plastic container you buy it in). If you do this step, make sure you measure the tray or cork before making your planter so it will fit inside your measurements.

You can change the dimensions of this planter as needed to fit your plant. You can also make it taller or shorter so you have a bigger or smaller fold.

What you need:
- fabric scissors
- 2 twill fabrics patterns
- plastic liner (6 mm thick)
- rope 
- extra large eyelet kit 
- hammer
- waterproofing spray (optional)

ref: abeautifulmess.com

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