Friday, March 27, 2015

Sewing for March- Part 1

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.

 I made it using a tutorial from 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?

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