Quick weeknight project after dinner that taught me more lessons than I would have thought. Made a tiny pouch with boxed corners, which were not easy to sew. Also: Serging the ends, especially with synthetic fabrics. My liner was not cotton and would have benefited from the ends being protected. It's not as robust as... Continue Reading →
Finally standardizing (and making easier) the process of making totes. I now have a pre-cut pattern and everything! This one I quilted the outside with a sew-on interfacing. It's still not as rigid as one might want. Next attempt will be with fusible.
Planted some frost hardy cool winter leafy greens today. Let's see how this turns out. Masking tape on cut open milk jugs is a trickier endeavor than i would have imagined.
I make some slight "mistake" on each new tote I sew. The next tote has this fixed, but a new problem comes up. 🙂 But am steadily inching toward a solid design that is easy for me to do. It's been fun sewing and learning from these babies, in the meantime. I should probably learn... Continue Reading →
Finally a tote bag pattern to file away. It's a mish-mash of a couple of tutorials, but works until I find a better one. Material: Inner and outer fabric: 18x34 for a medium tote, 22x40 for large Handles: Four strips of fabric, each 2/3 of tote length (divide longer measurement above by half) How: For... Continue Reading →
Some projects so far.. I have to come back and write down patterns for the wristlet and eyeglass case. I doubt I will repeat the diaper case pattern (made for a friend) and the frock (a friend's daughter) again.
I've been whiling away winter evenings by picking up sewing again. Made the easiest fabric coasters in the world: It still surprises me how it's not always obvious (at least to me) how to deconstruct a finished piece and figure out how it was made. Am slowly learning that most stitching seems to involve working... Continue Reading →
I've been remiss in tending to this blog, but the garden did very well indeed. Now everything is frozen and I am not yet ready to think of next year's experiments. For now, it's cold outside and cozy inside, and am enjoying the absence of a long list of to-do's in the yard.