Monday, February 24, 2014

9-15 of 28

[pictures coming...]

9 Oven mitts

Yes, they are baby fabric. But I liked it, and why can't I use fabric I like for my sewing project?

You can't see it very well in the pictures, but one side (left picture) is quilted in red, and the other (right picture) is quilted in blue).

10-11 Hand warmers and Heating pad

Little bitty bags of rice. Don't get them dirty. I don't know what would happen if you washed them in cold water, but if you use hot water you'll end up with a bag of wet, cooked, mushy, clumpy rice. The heating pad is like the hand warmers, but bigger. Plus I divided it into sections (just sewing the layers together in parallel lines) so the rice doesn't all fall to the ends when you drape the heating pad over your neck.

12 Apron

Late birthday present for my mom. At least a week late. And the bib part is tiny, making you look kind of like a French maid. Turns out I printed the pattern "to scale". Which I wasn't supposed to do. I got the pattern and tutorial from Flamingo Toes (click), only I made the top one piece instead of two and omitted all the frilly stuff.

I used an overall buckle for the neck strap, and made the waist tie long enough to wrap back around to the front.

13 Kitchen mat

Leftovers from the apron - that's why I used strips like that. All I had left were strips, and that's how I could make them fit into a rectangle shape. It's kind of like a very small quilt. Two layers with batting in between, with stitch-in-the-ditch quilting. It has no binding (I like the look of binding-less stuff), and it has flap thingies on the corners to hold a non-slip pad. I didn't attach the non-slip pad to the mat, because this way it's reversible.

It looks like it might get dirty often. I was envisioning standing on it to do dishes. It didn't occur to me that the male persons in my house also stand there in their muddy shoes when they wash their hands.

14 Fix my jacket...again

This time I sewed on buttons that came off. Actually they were just loose, and I yanked them off so they wouldn't come off without me noticing. But I sewed them back on with embroidery floss, each one a different color. So far I have grey, blue, and red but several more are loose so I'll yank them off and sew them back on with green, yellow, and probably orange. Or maybe something minty.

15 Cloth napkin

It was supposed to be a set of 6, but I'm running out of time until February ends, so I'm counting it anyway. Also, I'm going to make placemats that match the napkins.

So now I have 4 days to finish 13 sewing projects. Eep.

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