Friday, November 20, 2015

Bag It!!! Boxed Corners

Bag number 2.  I used the same basic tutorial with a few changes.  The bag is a little larger and the corners are boxed so that the bag stands up.  Both bags were made with one mini charm pack, with a few charms left over.  I think I was ready for a project that I could complete in a short time.  I have a few more of these fun bags on my sewing list and I may get the chance to try more of  the Bag It!!! tutorials at Elm Street Quilts. 

The fabric is Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda

Boxed corners help the bag stand up.

Here they are, my first two of many.  I'll let you know how that works out.
Happy sewing!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bag It!!! Zipper Pouch

I made my first zipper bag using "Bag It!!!" basic zip pouch tutorial found here at Elm Street Quilts. I used some of my mini charms and it went together very quickly.  I learned a few new things and was reminded of some old sewing techniques I have not used in some time.  I had some fun with this, made a few mistakes but this is just the beginning.  There will be more bags to follow.

So many bags to sew, so little time.

I have to get back to my sewing so that I can share the next bag I am working on.  Visit Patty at Elm Street quilts and join the fun.  I have a link on my side bar too.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Favorite Chair Has A New Slip Cover

Several years ago my husband bought me this cozy chair, it has been my favorite chair we have ever owned.  It is upholstered in a lovely flower fabric that has been showing wear for some time.  A week ago I started working on a slip cover using a matelasse bedspread.  I was quickly overwhelmed by the project and tossed it in a pile in my sewing room.  I was ready to throw the whole mess out.   I picked it up again today and decided to give it another try.

Here is my cozy chair with its new cover.

It is not a perfect fit but I do think it is a much fresher look.

The buttons down the side make it easy to remove the cover and toss it in the wash.

The view from the back.

We do have a dog, cat and many grandchildren to I am sure that this cover will be washed often.

Going back to the project when I was a little more focused did help a lot.  I was close to tossing the whole thing out the first time I tried working on it.  I think it will be a while before I try another project like this one.  I am very happy with the results but will stick to some "fun" sewing for the next few weeks.