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This instructable is part of a cookie machine: http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookie-Machine-for-your-dog/

Between each patch there's space for one dog cookie. Because the band is elastic, the patches can be used as a shooting system.

Step 1: Materials

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Materials needed

  • pair of scissors
  • needle and thread
  • elastic band (25 mm wide - 1 m long)
  • pencil (can easily be washed out)
  • triangle ruler

Note

Use the same color of thread as the elastic band to give it a finished look.

Step 2: Dimensioning

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In order to make every patch identical, some dimensioning is needed.

  1. Find out how long one patch needs to be.
    (this patches are 2 cm long)
  2. Draw a vertical line on the end of the elastic band, make sure there is some space left.
  3. Draw a second line at a distance that equals 2 times the length of one patch.
    (here 4 cm)

Step 3: Preparing to sew

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  1. Take enough thread.
  2. Put the thread trough the needle so that you have a double thread (for strenght).
  3. Take your patch double, make sure that the drawn lines match.

Step 4: Sewing

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  1. First make a good knot, begin from the inside out. Don't pull the thread through but save a little end for the knot. Before you can make a knot, you have to return outside in. Now you can make several knots to make it strong
  2. Use a straight stitch to stich the patch together.
  3. Begin from the upper left corner.
  4. Sew till the drawn line.
  5. Sew horizontal.
  6. Then sew upwards to the upper right corner.

Step 5: Finish sewing

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Finish the sewing like you began. You have to make the knot inside the patch for a nice finished result.

Now you have one patch.

Step 6: Repeat

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Repeat step 1-5 several times for several patches.

Make sure you leave some space in between! Here the space is 2 cm.

Step 7: Finish the cycle

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When there are enough patches, you can sew the ends togheter.

For a nice look, make sure that the ends overlay a little or entirely. Here I took 2 ends of 2 cm and sewed them together.

Now the elastic band is done.

Note

This project can also be made with a sewing machine. Here you can add a different color for a nice looking detail.

 
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