Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hot Pads

More kits from Connecting Threads, these hot pads coordinate with the Market Bags in the previous post.  I used one layer of Insul-Brite and one layer of quilt batting to make sure they truly work as a hot pad.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Market Bags

I love to sew with kits as I love when the fabrics have been selected for me.  If I put the fabric colors together, I never seem to have enough contrast.  I made two of these bags that look perfect to take to the farmers market.  The green and purple on the outside of the bag are pockets.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Second Coffee Sack Bag

This is my second attempt at creating a tote bag with the coffee bags I brought back from Hawaii.  I thought the first one would be substantial with just the burlap and a cotton lining.  After taking it on a trip, realized that it wasn't substantial enough.  This bag was created using fusible fleece on both the outer and lining pieces and works much better.  Now I am in the process of taking apart the first bag and adding the fleece to the bag pieces.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Self-drafted Apron

Using scraps from the Market Bag and Hot Pads, a matching apron was in order.  I wanted something simple so drafted this on my own.  Turned out pretty cute.

Black and silver bra

This is the last bra I plan to make for a while.  Famous last words.  Love the fabric which is black knit with shiny silver flowers.  While bras are not too difficult to sew once you have the pattern fitted, they are tedious as none of the seams are very long.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

White bras

One of my first projects with the new sewing furniture was to complete two white bras.  One is out of tricot and the other out of cotton knit.  The knit one is a lot easier to sew on and they are both comfortable.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

New sewing furniture

I haven't been sewing lately because I have been working on a major organizing project for my sewing room. The local sewing store had a sale on Koala furniture and I decided it was a good time to move the sewing machine and serger off Costco plastic tables.  Furniture arrived yesterday so now it is time to get back to sewing.  While the delivery service did take the furniture out of the box and place it in the room, they didn't install the corner top and shelves.  Luckily the instructions were pretty good and I was able to get everything put together.  Love the new furniture and can't wait to get time to put it to use.  The good news is that the sewing room is really cleaned out and organized.