Not this weekend.
78 degrees and no fog in sight...in fact flip flops were the shoes of choice for the day! Nice to have a relaxing morning to walk on the harbor and watch the boats go by.
I choose Barn Door which can be kind of deceiving. At first it looks pinkish but as soon as it dries, it changes to a nice red color. Don't let it fool you into thinking it's pink, because it's not.
I decided to make a cover for my sewing machine. I started by cutting a piece of striped fabric 26 x 24". I folded the fabric in half so that I had a piece 13 x 24", then sewed up the two sides.
To make the box corner just leave it on the machine and pull the corner up (like it has ears).
|photo via Simplicity|
Once pressed flat, stitch in place.
I stamped along the edge following the same pattern. I figured these were good words to use as everything I sew is "one of a kind"...you can never make anything exactly the same, even if you try right? And "from the heart" just seemed like a great sentiment to go along with it.
At first I was worried there was too much of a bump under the bias tape (from the raw edge inside) to get a good stamp image but I was wrong. As I stamped each time, I slightly rocked the stamp just a bit to make sure it was going over the bump. Not one mess up or bad image. Super happy with that.
In addition, if you don't need a cover for your sewing machine, you can use the same concept to create a tote bag by just turning it over and adding handles. You would just need to adjust the size measurements to make the bag. Maybe that is another tutorial....