One of my goals this month was to sew 10 things. Didn't matter what, I just wanted to motivate myself to go in my stash, dig out some stuff and get sewing. And I made my goal. Here are the first five things I sewed up in March.
1. A yarn project bag for a friend's birthday.
Very Shannon. It's reversible. I didn't snap a picture of the other side, but it's a grey pebble print with a pocket of the same print as the outside (Cloud 9's Backyard garden collection). I had some trouble finishing the bag, but that's because I didn't follow their directions. :) It ended all good in the end though.
2. A large grocery bag.
I love Michelle's grocery bag pattern. It's easy to make, practical, no interfacing, no zippers and fast. The plaid fabric has literally been in my stash since I started sewing. The yellow was leftover from another project. I love using up old fabric. I mean, this fabric must be at least ten years old and it's finally lived out it's fabric destiny and was made into something. :)
3. A small grocery bag.
This is a the smaller version of Michelle's grocery bag. The outside fabric is also some that has been in my stash forever. It's Amy Butler and it was something I had bought on Etsy years and years ago. It's been long out of print, but I still really like it. The lining is the same as the lining for the plaid bag.
4. A (2nd) Large Grocery Bag
Hurrah for more old fabric! I had bought a half yard of this rose print and it just sat there in my stash. Apparently my stash is lacking in dark read and greens. I finally stumbled across this red and grey striped fabric I got at the thrift shop last summer and it made a suitable match.
5. A zipper pouch.
This was more just an excuse for me to try out a different stitch on my machine. I just used some fabric I pulled out of my stash basket. But, it's still something finished. :)
Gotta love stash sewing, and crossing things off your goals list. Don't you agree?