Summer is here and that means spending time outdoors! I accomplished quite a bit last week (most of it has nothing to do with sewing!). I finished cleaning out closets (preparing for our yard sale next week), planted seeds in the garden, and pulled weeds-all on top of having some kind of cold or allergy thing hit hard! (After a week of being miserable, my MD determined it was a sinus infection). Now I’m on antibiotics and hope I’m on the mend.
Needless to say, I didn’t get to complete as many sewing projects as I wanted to. Below are the sewing items I created:
Single Reusable Sandwich Bag in Enchanted Forest Blue-Grey Print
An envelope pillow cover for a 16 inche pillow.
I also made a little zipper pouch and tote bag for my mother in law. I didn’t get a picture of the tote bag before I mailed it and the picture of the pouch didn’t come out too great.
I hope to create more items this coming week. Thanks for reading! See you next week!
Welcome to Wednesday’s Creations! Each Wednesday I will feature creations from the previous week. Some will be creations for Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewCreationSewing) and others will simply be for my household.
Now onto the good stuff: My creations for the previous week!
Blue Gingham Reusable Sandwich Bags; One is “Picnic” size (larger) and the other is a sandwich size. They are both fully lined.
Next, is something I didn’t create at all. I found it lying in my fabric stash and decided to list this cute little growth chart.
Finally, I made this Spider Man drawstring bag. This is made of up-cycled fabric that was washed in hot water and dried on very high heat to get it very clean.
I also made my first attempt at (not so great) quilting on some place-mats I made. These are for my dining room. I’ve decided to try some binding tape around the edges, but I’m not sure how to avoid the puckering of the fabric! Needless to say, quilted place-mats will not be in my Etsy shop for some time. 🙂
And finally, this is a pillow cover with a zipper! I think I’m most impressed with my projects that have a zipper because zippers are a little tricky. I used an old pillow form and gave it a new look with this cover-and it took less than 1/2 yard. This has a permanent spot in my living room.
These are my creations of the past week. I plan to create another tote bag, cushions for my patio swing, and finish up some other sandwich bags I found this week.
Let me know what you think and tell me what projects you’re working on! Can’t wait until next Wednesday’s Creations!
A few days ago, I finished making a boxy bottom zippered pouch. (Thanks Whitney Sews (You Tube) for the pattern!)
I was able to take the original pattern and enlarge it, so this bag is larger than the pattern I bought (don’t worry, she gave permission to do this!). It is fully lined. Because this is a “test” pattern, the sides are not quite even. This will be given as a gift, but I have more fabric and will create another one this week.
My daughter’s birthday was on Friday and she turned two. I took a purse I crocheted about a year ago and created a pattern and this is the result:
This purse is lined with the same fabric. I am working on created another one. I hope to finish that this coming week as well. Her smile while opening this was worth making it-and it was so simple!
That’s all I have for this week. Next week I plan on finishing the purse, making another zippered pouch, making placements, and possibly a sewing machine cover (right now mine has a flimsy plastic cover that came with the machine).
Now, it’s your turn: Do you like the fabrics I chose? And what do you plan on creating (or buying) this week?
Welcome to my new blog, New Creation Sewing! I’m so excited you’re reading this post and hope I can capture your attention in the days and weeks to come. My hope is that you are as inspired and excited about sewing as I am.
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