Monday, September 1, 2014

"Housey" sewing...

"Housey" sewing #1:  Years ago I made a tube "bag" for holding plastic bags from the grocery story.  It was not fancy, but very functional!  This year, I made one to replace the old; this one has quite a bit more style to it!
Old, uninteresting one on left -- new replacement on the right
I find it interesting to see the two side by side.  Either my taste in fabric has drastically changed, or the fabrics available these days are so much more interesting.  Both statements would be true!
 The pattern for this little project is an original pattern. I pretty much designed it as I went.
 Fabric choices:
Kona cotton - lime
Backyard Baby by Patty Sloniger
 What a cute little woodpecker!  It reminds me of the bird I see every once in a while pecking away at a tree in our backyard.

"Housey" sewing #2 was a quick sew of last evening.  I recently went to my local quilt shop and found several lines of toweling.  They had several designs, and I went with this one to try it out.  
 The long edges of this fabric were already finished, and all I needed to do was hem both ends!  It doesn't get much easier than that!  I love how it feels and will definitely be getting more designs to update my well-used dish drying towels.

1 comment:

  1. I love the fabrics you have used in your tube bag. I agree there are so many more beautiful fabrics to choose from these days, both locally and the wider choices the internet provides us.