I bought a Brother LS-2020 and some simple cotton fabric to toy with...
been practicing for a couple days and have it down okay I suppose.
Due to physical issues a doctor put an external fixator on my left
foot, making it impossible to wear socks or shoes... pictures here...
EXACT MEASUREMENTS I took of the framework are as follows...
WIDTH - 9 inches
HEIGHT - 6.5 inches
DEPTH - 12 inches (includes toes extended past front)
Bottom is square, top is round (halo type as you can see)
Now here is my idea. Because of it getting colder each week as winter
progresses, I need to come up with some kind of cover that can be
easily removed for access by doctors, home nurse, myself or my fiance
who changes my bandages each day, etc etc etc.
I thought of making a cover that is cut like sides of a box... sewing
up 3 of the 4 corners and putting some kind of fastener or zipper of 1
side, and having a shoelace sewn into the top edge like a drawstring.
Here are the issues I am running into.....
1. Should I try making this out of 1 piece of material, or 5 (think of
a box... if you slit the 4 corners down and open it up, it's one piece
in a sense)
2. Should I use velcro on the side or a zipper (machine came with a
zipper presser foot)
3. What kind of material should i use, and how much allowance on each
side should I leave for a) sewing material and b) room inside the cover
I appreciate anyone who has read this, and thank anyone in advance for
any help that can be given concerning this. Ace bandages just isnt an
option for the frame is shaped and applied very strange.
PS- please reply in the group. Perhaps others with similar issues could
learn from any input given.
- posted 13 years ago