Some of these projects are recent and some are just pictures that were in my "sewing" album - -
Last fall I got tired of trying to find a purse that was comfortable to war, had enough space for all my junk, and had a long shoulder strap to sling across my body. Cross-the-body purses make life so much easier when you transport yourself by foot half the time - it's also a lot easier while grocery shopping. Anyway. Couldn't find one, so I made one. Wandered down to the fabric store to look through patterns early one Saturday morning, bought everything I needed, and then set up camp at the dining room table with my sewing machine and started plugging away for the rest of the day. I got it mostly finished in one day except for a few finishing touches that I finished up later. Here it is!
|Looking inside, lining, pockets, and magnetic snaps!|
Next is my first "upcycled" project - created as recently as last week! I had a sweater that was bit of an odd shape - but I liked the pattern - so I just turned it into a scarf. Not complicated at all - I feel guilty even calling it a sewing project. Cut out some long rectangles of fabric, sew together. voila!
And here is my favorite! I made this on Sunday. This was previously a skirt - but I never really wore it for a variety of reasons even though I LOVE the print/color. So, I cut up the back seam, removed the zipper, and cut off the waistband. Then I pleated the skirt, hemmed the raw edges, and sewed it back onto the waistband and trimmed off the extra waistband material. The black ribbons are from packaging from a blanket - they were tied around the blanket and I thought they might come in handy one day so I saved them. I sewed those into the waistband and ended up with an easy tie. I think it took me two hours total - so simple! I may go back and add a pocket and a "bib" to it in some nice black material - we'll see. I probably could have easily cut out a section of the skirt to make a bib and pockets - but I wanted a really full apron. And, yes, for the picture below I did put on pearls specifically to take this photo.