Dec 26, 2010

Holiday sewing

Homemade cassarole dish cozy with zipper, it has temperature reflect fabric to keep things hot or cold. It came together easier than I thought it would, I'll probably have to make more of these in the future as I can see how it could in handy for potlucks

Dog coat: Mccalls 5723 view c , no bow, I used fleece and reflector tape. this is the large size! it fit great though.


Nov 29, 2010

McCall's 5538

fleece winter coat with an oops! ( bottom pic) how did that happen???oh well.

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Aug 29, 2010

homemade couch slipcover for Katie

From 2010-08-29

and after:

this took us about 2 days of sewing, this is my 3rd cover and I like to make the cushions instead of a regular slipcover- I think this looks much nicer. Covering the cushions probably takes the longest. we used heavy home-dec fabric that is way more durable than the chintz that was on there to begin with.
below is close up of the arm back, probably the hardest part with the curve and 3 large pieces that come together, it needs to be tight to prevent it from shifting.
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helper cats Basil and Nutmeg!

and helper dog Salute:
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Jul 27, 2010

parasal from unbrella


I have been wanting to make this for some time, I covered an existing unbrella that had a few holes with home -dec fabric ( thank you Carrie!), I pinned the fabric together over the umbrella for the pattern but still had fitting issues - although the cells appear the same they are not symetrical at all. Next time I make one I will use thinner material, the dotted fabric adds a little weight but it keeps the sun out, perfect for the beach!
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Jul 24, 2010

Paint Brush Holder


I made this out of osnaburg- one of the oldest fabrics, I love to use it, it has a great feel and look. I didn't line this because I wanted it to be thin. Now off to painting...
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Jun 14, 2010

diaper bag for Nerrisa

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Pattern Review Here

This is for a coworker, I offer to sew a homemade diaper bags for anyone expecting as my gift. I love this fabric, it's stain repellant outdoor fabric, the beige on the inside is pre-quilted fabric.

Jun 4, 2010

pillows for Carrie

I love sewing pillows, they are so easy to make, and they look store bought with a little pipe-ing. At her request I made the pillow covers with a zippers instead of a flap, I used the by-the-yard home dec. zipper and a little flap to cover.
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Jan 11, 2010

Jewelry Holder made from Tree Branches

I found this idea from this
I was in need of something for jewerly, I had been using a plastic silverware tray lined with felt but my necklaces became too kinked. I sanded and removed the bark then painted the branches white then to add sparkled I brushed diluted glue and sprinkled glitter on. I used plaster in the little decorative jars to hold them, they are a little tippy so I would recommend slightly larger bottles. It is so pretty in the morning sun..