Good evening. How’re you today? I can’t believe it’s Hump Day already and 5:20pm PST. The girls and I oinked out on tempura shrimp earlier and they just put out the bins for tomorrow’s pick up.
So I’ve been playing with fabric. I went through my fabric bin and pulled out pieces to wash and iron so they’d be ready when I need them.
This was the first project I made about two days ago:
I remembered how much I had loved the one I had made for the tween’s 6th grade teacher two years ago. Like hers, I made sure to center the main print on both sides. With mine, the sizing is larger.
I was rusty making this zipper pouch. I had to refresh my memory on how to layer the pieces and on what was the best way to use a zipper foot. I did rip out seams at least once for the zipper. For the topstitching, at least twice as I didn’t like how it looked – my perfectionism.
Notes to Myself
- part of the zipper foot actually rests on top of the zipper
- the placement of the sewing needle needs to be adjusted so it’ll go in and out of that square hole area
- when topstitching, use a longer stitch length; I found 4 gave me the aesthetic I wanted
Last night I made another one:
I had bought these 1/2 yards of Peanuts fabric from Joann last year during one of the 20% sales. Watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a must each December and I have always loved Snoopy.
- 14 and 1/2″ tall
- 15″ wide
- 4″ boxed bottom
There are two reasons why I made a large, project bag:
- I didn’t want to waste any fabric.
- I wanted one big enough to house my upcoming, new project.
I was in the mood to hook a blanket for our couch because several crafters are hooking ones in leftover yarns right now. My mama helped me choose these colors. She said I didn’t have to match the exact colors in our living room which are shades of grey, black, white, shades of blue, and a spicy red wall + natural, unfinished wood.
I plan to use this pattern and have had it bookmarked for some time. However, I’m also thinking maybe a corner-to-corner blanket. I need to see what’s on Ravelry though. I don’t want a complicated stitch which is why I thought of the Granny stitch. I made one long ago but it was the kind where the Granny stitch went around and around like a square. I’d rather crochet rows.
Off to peruse Rav. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by. TTYS.