sewing: Halloween pennants

I made this bunting earlier this year. I try to do something a little different with these every time I make one, but there’s only so much you can do. Spooky buttons, and torn cloth strips add a decrepit feel. Over time, the strips will become more raggedy, fingers crossed. I’ve been collecting fabrics toContinue reading “sewing: Halloween pennants”

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mspt: Halloween ribbon wreath

I’ve noticed these wreaths for several years now, but hadn’t sat down to figure out how to make one. Luckily for me, there’s plenty of tutorials on YouTube now demonstrating in under seven minutes. Perfect! So it’s my first attempt, and you can see gravity plays a part in how it all settles a littleContinue reading “mspt: Halloween ribbon wreath”

sewing: romantic tote bag

More back-to-school sewing. A new tote bag, in pretty romantic florals. Let’s see, I used Tanya Whelan for the big roses, Lecien Flower/Sugar for the bright red roses with polka dots, and the border fabric is Walmart. The handles are also Tanya Whelan. To create the semi-sturdy structure, I used Pelton foam interfacing. I wishContinue reading “sewing: romantic tote bag”

sewing: pencil pouches

Time for some back-to-school sewing! I’ve been saving my selvedge cuttings for a while, and haven’t settled on a project to incorporate them all. Pouches are quick, and the assortment of colors are perfect to jazz up something otherwise ordinary. I think the cherry-blossom pouch is the best size to hold the most pencils, andContinue reading “sewing: pencil pouches”

a finished around-the-world quilt

Back when this whole Covid mess started and everyone was being sent home, I took a couple days to cut fabric into strips. 2-inch strips. It helped bring my fabric storage down, but then I had to make those strips into something. It turns out the narrowness of the strip means you will be sewingContinue reading “a finished around-the-world quilt”

mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)

I did some sewing just for me. These lunch bags last about a year, with pretty frequent washing. It’s always nice to have something fresh and new. My sister gave me the bunny fabric, which I put aside for something special. Well, this is it! It just kills me to cut into fabric I’m saving,Continue reading “mspt: lunch bag (09/28/19)”