Thursday, February 4, 2016

Free Pattern Just Because!

 I love retro and make thing with 30's fabric. I know this red fabric isn't retro but it does match my kitchen. I  did this  Bread Bag a few years ago and now I use it to hold plastic bags so I thought would be a fun project to revisit.
I love bread bags! and having a cute one on the counter is so fun. And a great gift idea too. I got the embroidery pattern off the Internet a while ago as a free pattern, so that's the one I used. Well, my wonderful husband used. Remember he's my stitch er. Any of "Aunt Martha's" patterns would be great!
I made this bag to fit a regular bag of bread. You may want to lengthen or shorten for the bread size of bread you make.
Supplies:
41 inches rick rack
1 yard draw string
2 Skn. DMC floss (you pick color)
Pellon 20 inches X 20 inches
Red Fabric:
20 inches X 3 inches
20 inches X 7 1/4 inches
Cream Fabric:
20 inches x 7 1/2 inches
Green (inside and top edge)
20 inches X 20 inches
Hint: The seam is going to be in the back not on the side. That is why your picture will be in the center of the cream piece.
1. Cream fabric- cut 20 inches X 7 1/2 inches find center of the fabric. Iron your favorite iron on in the center or using a light box trace you picture. On the back of the fabric iron the pellon. This helps stabilize your fabric for your stitching and helps hide lines.Now using 2 strands of DMC floss embroider your picture.When done iron from the back to get rid of hoop or folding lines.
2. Sew the red fabric ( 20 X 7 1/4) to the bottom of the cream fabric. And the red fabric
( 20 X 3 ) to the top edge.
3. Iron seams to the red fabric.
4. Sew rick rack at seam on bottom and top of the cream fabric.


5. Sew green fabric to the top of your bag.After sewn fold the very top edge to the bottom red edge. It will be back to back and you will have about 2 inches green showing at the top. Iron this at the fold. This will be your marking as to where the green goes to the inside and stays on the outside. Open up.
6. Now you should have it laying out with the top green, then red, then cream, and then red. Fold left to right with the wrong side showing up. Sew the side seam all the way down. From the seam you just sewed find the center front at the bottom and top edges and mark with a pin. On the bottom (red fabric)Line up the back seam and the center front and sew across the bottom edge. For top edge repeat the instructions for bottom EXCEPT sew both sides and leave a gap in the center for turning. To make the bottom of the bag take the corner and match the side seam to the bottom seam and sew 1 1/2 inch across. do this at the top and bottom. Turn right side out and sew closed.


On the bottom (red fabric)Line up the back seam and the center front and sew across the bottom edge. For top edge repeat the instructions for bottom EXCEPT sew both sides and leave a gap in the center for turning. To make the bottom of the bag take the corner and match the side seam to the bottom seam and sew 1 1/2 inch across. do this at the top and bottom. Turn right side out and sew closed.

7. Using the ironed fold in the green, turn the green fabric into the bag and sew 3/4 inch down from the fold all the way around and repeat 1 inch down again. I sewed back and forth by the back seam. And in between then 2 stitch lines you just did unpick the back seam to thread your draw string through.
8. Put a safety pin in the end of the draw string and string it through.
9. Make your favorite loaf of bread
10. slide it into your new bag....when cool....and enjoy!

I love Mug Rugs!


 I love mug rugs!
I love to make them.
I love to pin them on pinterest !
I love to see them on intragram.
I love mug rugs.
This is one of my patterns on Etsy.
Its easy to make and fun!
 
 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Girls!


             These girls are always so happy! 
                    I love watching them!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Easy Fast Coasters



This coaster is so easy peasy you won't believe it.
I was at a retreat and one of the girls showed us how to do
these. I thought they would be a great idea to make with kids 
and great for all the online swaps we do.
Great Stash buster too.


What you will need is 7 5 X 5 pieces of fabric.
I just used a charm pack.
And you will need a hexie ruler, I used Lori Holt's 
Hexie Half because its what I have and it worked perfect
and with less cutting. If you need one The Fat Quarter Shop carries them.


Fold your charm fabric in half and line the dotted lines 
on the bottom of the ruler up with the folded edge.


Cut the 3 sides. 


Open it up and it should look just like this.
Now lay the one you want for the bottom face up 
on the table. 


Fold and iron your remaining 6 in half.
Lay the folded one on top just like the above picture.
you are lining the bottom hexie and the folded one together 
so when you look at it, one half is 1 color and the other half is another color.


Lay your next hexie on the next edge.
You are going to do this on all 6 sides of the bottom hexie.


See how you are just going around.


This is easy for the first 4.


When you get to the 5th one you will need to lift the first one 
and lay it under.


It will look like this.


Then the sixth one goes under the 1st one too.
But it is on top of the 5th one.


Now it should look like this and you are ready 
to sew a 1/4 inch seam all the way around it.


When you are all done sewing it will look like this.
From the middle you can turn it to the right sides. 
It will turn very easy.


And will look like this when turned.
you can top stitch it if you want or leave it alone.
I decided to just leave mine.
Because the center opens you can put the bottom of wine 
glasses in it when you have company. If you make them all different
everyone will know which one is these.


Or a nice mug of root beer works well too!

Friday, October 16, 2015

I Love Making Vinyl bags


I love making vinyl bags and I have several little
stitcheries I couldn't decide what to do with. So I decide to add them to my bags. 


These are Shepherd Bush designs.
I love Shepherd bush ! They were from the Shepherd Fold group and I already had enough scissor fobs and pincushions so I added them here.



I have to say this is my favorite bag now.
Oh and did I mention my husband is the one who stitched them.
He is the best stitch er ever!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sewing Fun

 

I am almost finished with this Cozy Cottage Quilt.

This has been really fun watching it all come together.

This pattern is from Lori Holt's new calendar, it comes with this pattern.

 

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