This summer has been very quiet in my sewing room, my machines having been abandoned for afternoons at the beach. Which made the project I’m sharing with you today seem fairly appropriate.
I sewed up the Rock Pool Catch toy that is included in the newest issue of One Thimble. Can you believe it’s issue 20! If you have been a reader for a while you know we are a fan of One Thimble and have made items from many of their releases.
Since my sewing room is a bit harder to spend time in during my kids summer vacation I made a project this round that looked like it would be well suited to hand stitching on the go. I didn’t exactly follow instructions so I’ll let you know what I adjusted.
Summer is heading our way. The trees have gone green and the days warmed up. What better way to celebrate than summer dresses. Something bright and fun.
Summertime means light flowy dresses. The Josephine is the perfect fit for a Sunday afternoon.
I always struggle to find the right mix of summer knit dress that gives some shape while also not being so snug I’m left pulling at it and sweating. I think the Josephine achieves that pretty well. While I paired mine with a belt it can easily be worn without and still hold shape at the waistline.
If you’re looking to add a little bit of fun to an outfit or an embroidery piece you’re working on may I suggest a beaded sequin?
I have been a diligent reusable bag user for years, but a recent move closer to the East Coast has made me even more serious about it. In an unexpected cultural shift we found store out here did not use paper bags, and since cheap plastic bags can’t actually hold the weight of anything they were packed with 1-3 items a piece. I’m not exagerrating.
The first full trip to a grocery store yielded dozens of plastics bags- it was the stuff of reusable bag nightmares. So I started adding more bags to my stack to make sure I had them in the car for all of my unplanned (and planned) trips into stores.
This style of bag is even quicker to whip up if you decide not to line it. I like to have a few vinyl lined bags in my aresonal for frozen items. It keeps the wet contained.
Pockets! Everything is better with a pocket. Today I’m going to share with you how to make a cute shirred pocket. We used it on our lined market bag. You can find the full market bag tutorial here.
Ready let’s get started!
A piece of scrap fabric, size depends on your desired pocket size
Elastic thread* (I like Gutterman, but I have also used Dritz) affiliate link
It is about this time of year, shortly after all the Christmas decorations are put to sleep for another year, that I get really anxious for spring. Living my entire life in the midwest, I know spring is not going to arrive for quite some time. So the next best thing is to give the house a little facelift.
I use runners all over my house. I love tables and trunks and use them in every room. I love to quilt, but there comes a time when you just don’t need another quilt. Enter table runners. I can use up stash and finish a small project all at the same time! BONUS! I went into my stash and pulled some of my favorite leftovers.
On Monday we ran through how to make your own stamp with a pantry staple in a quick five minutes. If you missed that post check out the potato stamp tutorial here.
If you are armed and ready with your potato (or any other stamp of your choice) let’s make some cute hanging towels.