These are so easy to make. I got the instruction sheet free from Hobby Lobby and all I needed was a pair of flip flops, a bright colored bandanna, rotary cutter or scissors, and a pair of pinking shears.
My daughter loves the finished flip flops and wears them all the time.
I found this remnant at a store a little while ago. I just love the feel of fleece, don't you? it was the perfect size to make my son a scarf, not to mention the fact it has his 2 favorite colors. I find that my son gets a little left out with all the sewing stuff as it is mostly girl stuff. So I made this just for him for his birthday.
I made this little bag for my son. When we go out to restaurants he usually has pockets full of toys and things to occupy himself while we are waiting for our food then comes the worry that one day he is going to leave something behind.
He went with me to the craft store so he could pick out the fabric himself. It looks really cool finished. Now I just need to get him to actually use it.
I bought some cheap neck cushions at Target a little while ago for the kids to have in the car for long journeys. They often fall asleep in the car after a busy day or a late night out so these were perfect. The cover wasn't that cool so I decided to cover them in fleece (it's my new favorite fabric). I probably should have taken a little more time over these and made a pattern so they fit better but the kids love them and that's what counts.
A good friend of mine had gotten a secondhand foot stool and needed a new cover for it. I offered to recover it for her so we went out fabric shopping and found a really nice fabric that matched really well with her living room decor.
Once I had taken some measurements and cut out all my pieces, the cover came together fairly quickly. I even had enough of the fabric left to make two matching bolster cushions and a regular cushion cover.
Oh my goodness, there goes another month. I'm so very sorry, seems like my motivation comes in waves and the one to stay on top of my blog is failing me. Must try harder!!!
So here I am with a little project from last month. I decided to take a cluttered place where everyone (including me) just dumps stuff to get it out of the way and make it pretty and practical instead.
I bought this fabric quite some time ago, the foam too. Good intentions and all that. Any way I finally sat down and worked out a pattern and got busy. Here is the fruits of my labor (the circle cushions are store bought).
My Daughter has been bugging me since Christmas to make her one of my denim shoulder bags. I have this very pretty pink and purple fabric with castles and wands and things all over just for her. The jeans part came from a pair of her brothers old jeans that he had worn a hole in the knee of.
With a fat quarter you can cut two pieces 8x10, two strips of 4x22, and have enough left over for the outside pocket and even an inside one too.
Another tea cozy and carrier bag holder this time they are for me. I finally got around to making one for myself. I bought this fabric at a quilt show a couple of years ago. Been saving it just for this. The colors go great with the color of my kitchen. I am looking forward to using them. The carrier bag holder is already full of carrier bags for recycling purposes such as cat litter clean up.
Now all I need is to put the kettle on for a cup of tea ;-)
I have this piece of fabric since I visited my friend in California 2 years ago. Someone had put it in amongst a whole bunch of fabric they had given her for her quilting. My friend didn't want it so it came home with me. I knew I wanted to make something with it just wasn't sure what till now.
I sewed a lining into it as when overlapped the purples showed through the whites. Then I folded it in half and attached a zip. OK, it was a little more fiddly than that but the finished product is a little sewing pouch for when I have to go somewhere and need to take sewing supplies with me. I love it.
I made a couple of last minute gifts for Christmas. My good friend was having her dad visit, she hasn't seen him for 2 years and has missed him a lot. I personally know how that feels living half way around the world from my family.
I made him a simple fleece scarf. A strip of fleece that I fringed at each end. I added some matching ribbon at each end as just the fringe did not feel like enough. Silly me though in my haist to wrap it I forgot to take a picture of it.
I also made a scarf for her husband (well we didn't want him to feel left out now did we. LOL). For this one I used more fleece and doubled up sewed it down each side and fringed it. It looked really nice (so nice I almost kept it. LOL). This one I did remember to photograph.
A little while back I made a carrier bag holder with a chicken theme for one if my close friends. She mentioned that she would like to have something from the same material that would hang from the front of her fridge.
My mind went to work figuring out what I could make for her. Finally I saw this awesome idea in one of the Jo-ann fabric flyer's and began making her a quilted plaque from some of the pieces I had left over. I bought a small 6 inch embroidery ring and sewed together a panel using one of each kind of fabric that is in her carrier bag holder.
I stretched it over the hoop and tightened it as much as I could. I got to christen my glue gun as I folded the fabric over the back and glued it in place to stay out of the way. It was looking really pretty. I got just a little carried away with my glue gun as I used little swatches of fabric to hide the mess at the back. Once finished it looked amazing.
Haven't made these for a while, though they are a lot of fun to make. You don't need much fabric for these. If you are using kids jeans then you can totally get away with using a fat quarter. Basically the larger the jeans the larger the piece of fabric you will need.
I made 3 as Christmas presents for my daughters friends and have one more on my to do list as my daughter would like to have one also. Only remembered to take pics of 2 of them but they all look pretty similar except for the fabric used. I will try and make a step by step for my daughters so you can see my process
I had big plans for making all my Christmas presents this year. This idea promptly went out the window as time went by and I realized I was not going to make my postal deadline.
So I made my carrier bag holder design a little more straight forward to try and speed up the process but it just wasn't enough. So only a choice few received one and the rest will get theirs at either birthdays, anniversary's or this coming Christmas.
Here are some pictures of the ones I got finished in time to mail.
I'm afraid have been MIA once again. Christmas time gets a little crazy round here and my computer is rarely used.
So I guess I need to get you guys up to date on all the stuff that I got done on the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.
Let's start by talking a little about the last post I made, for the Indian Costume. My friends daughter was also taking part in this and she had bought some fleece to make a skirt with. However she is very new the the whole sewing thing and was talking of pins and fabric glue. It was turning my stomach just thinking about it so I made her come over to my house and got busy.
30 minutes later this little beauty was born. Its a simple straight skirt with elastic waist. The fringe I had bought for my daughter but I had not needed it. I was happy to put it too good use. Both my friend and her daughter were over the moon with it and I had enough fabric left over to make her sister one too.