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DIY Succulent Warmer Tutorial

The weather is changing with Easter approaching once again. It's the time of year when there is a silent victim, suffering sadly with neglect. Sure they are hardy and don't need much attention to survive, but succulents deserve love and warmth just as much as your ferns and creepers do, don't they?

I challenge you to STAND up for succulents' rights and make a statement. Give your little green friend's the love they deserve this coming winter and make them their own woolly weather warmers.

Junior Homely Creature 'Eve' has put together this adorable DIY succulent warmer tutorial just for you. The perfect project for your Easter break!

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Design One: Succulent Bag with Knitted panelling (L.H.S of image above)

Medium Difficulty

What you will need:

Succulent pot approx. 10cm in diameter and 7.5cm in height

8ply wool

Wool sewing needle

Hand sewing needle or sewing machine

5.5mm needles (this can change depending on the ply of wool)

0.2m of fabric (34cm lengthx 4cm width for fabric band)

Material Scissors and Paper Scissors

*Please note that you can alter the sizes of the bag depending on the size of your succulent pot*

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Firstly, here's how to make the knitted panel...

Step 1: Cast on 35 stitches, ensuring you leave a good amount of the casting on wool for step 3.

Step 2:Knit 25 rows

Step 3:To take the knitted panel off the needles; thread remaining wool through stitches to hold, this can be gathered to fit around the bottom of the pot/plant

Step 4: Once the knitted panel is off the needles, you can sew up the side seam using either a wool needle or a sewing needle.

Step 5: Turn the panel inside out and tie together the loose ends of wool to hold.

Now its time to make the material strip...

Step 6: Measure the circumference of your succulent pot; this will become the length of your material strip

Step 7: For this example the length is 34cm, you will need to add 0.6cm for seam allowance when sewn.

Step 8: Once measured you can make your pattern piece, 35cm in length x your chosen width. For this example it was 34.6cm x 3.5cm.

Step 9: Before cutting out your material check your pattern piece around the pot for accuracy of fit.

Step 10: If it fits well you can go ahead and cut your fabric strip out, pin the pattern onto the fabric making sure that the fabric is folded over. You will need to cut 2 of these.

Step 11: Bag out the two pieces by sewing together using a 0.6cm seam allowance and ensuring that one length side is left open, but both ends are sewn. See image for more detail. This can be done by hand or machine

Step 12: Press the strip, to remove creases

Step13: Attach the strip’s raw edge to the knitted edge, using a hand needle; sew the circumference of the strip and knitted panel. When doing this step it is best that the knitted panel stays on the pot and you sew the material strip on around the plant.

Step 14: Turn the strip over to revel your lovely, adorable succulent bag!

Design 2: Succulent bag with ribbing

Medium Difficulty

What you need:

Succulent pot approx.22.5cm in diameter and 9.5cm in height

8ply wool

Wool sewing needle

Hand sewing needle or sewing machine

5.5mm needles (this can change depending on the ply of wool)

ruler

Material Scissors

30cm of fabric length, or a fat quarter

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Lets start with making the material strip …..

Preparation: Measure the length and width of the pot you are covering, Draw these measurements as a square onto your material using a ruler adding 0.6cm allowance on the side seam.

Step 1: Cut the square out

Step 2: Hand sew or machine sew the side seam up using a 0.6cm seam allowance

Now thats done we can make the ribbing!…...

Preparation: Cast on 30 stitches

Step 3: Rib two pearl to plain for 10 rows,Cast off stitches

Finally let's Attach the two together…….

Step 4: Place the knitted panel inside the material bag, wrong sides facing together

Step 5: Sew together with a hand needle

Step 6: Turn the knitted panel out of the bag and fold over

Step 7: Place over your succulent!

And Voila! Time to enjoy your cute little succulents….

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