The pattern for the QSFW is located here and they even allow you to sell from it. Here is a link for adding the elastic to the QSFW. The link for adding the elastic should give you a pretty good idea how to make the QSFW so my pictures are mostly to quickly show a few steps of this process, especially in regard to using upcycled materials.
|Here’s my material after I cut it.|
|The back, so cute.|
|Here’s the pieces for the first one I made.|
Option 1 for Stay Dry Interior: I added a piece of alova suedecloth to the inside of one wing… I just figured out the one wing size and cut a piece of AS to match it. Make sure it’s facing in the right direction. You want the right sides facing together as we want to sew, turn and topstitch for this.
|I used three tshirts total for two QSFW. The whales are just one piece of flannel with one tshirt (two layers of tshirt material), the Goonies QSFW was one tshirt for extra layers and the Goonies tshirt for the outside two layers (total of 4 layers).|
|After sewing with a 1/4″ or so seam allowance, I flipped it right sides out. Note that the inside edge of the AS isn’t finished. I also kept the turning hole at the bottom… that’s where you need it to add the elastic.|
|Okay, here I wanted to finish the edge so I just turned it over once and sewed it down with a straight stitch.|
|While I was at it, I just top stitched this whole wing.|
|Add your casings, your elastic, then top stitch the remaining parts of your QSFW. Add snaps.|
|Here’s the inside, finished. I just make sure the wing with the stay dry interior is the top layer.|
Option #2 for Stay Dry Interior: Pretty similar, but I made a little pocket with the alova suedecloth.
|In this example, I finished the inside edge BEFORE adding it to the layers to stitch closed.
I just turned over the edge twice and straight stitched just the AS.
|All the layers pinned together with the AS layer placed inside.|
|I didn’t sew the AS down on the inside so it created a pocket where I can
add an insert for extra absorbency. It did hold up well overnight from about 8pm to 6am.