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Sewing with scraps and fat quarters

Like most people who craft, you have extra. Extra leftover bits of pretty much everything. For me, it’s usually fabric and small balls of yarn. Often it’s not enough to make anything significant, but I’ve been trying a few project bags with what’s left.

This one was for a friend’s birthday and since this FREE pattern uses strips, I was able to make one for each pf us using all sorts of leftovers. The brown fabric is very cool because it looks a bit leathery but is very soft flexible fabric. I think the leather effect is a coating, but I love it. I don’t remember where all these fabrics are from, but probably Joann’s or Etsy since that’s where I shop for fabric.

This is is a simple one that I made up with what I had on hand. The beads are glass and really pretty leftovers from the Intergalactic Bead show in town. I know what you’re thinking, “Beaders from other galaxies come to that show?” – YES, I’m pretty sure they do. It’s worth the trip.

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Sewing classes

I took a month of sewing classes and made some interesting things…

Some washable lunch bags so I can find my lunch in the sea of grocery bags in the fridge at work.

Lunch Bags
Lunch Bags

A project bag…

Tapestry Project Bag
Tapestry Project Bag

A bag for my creamers I keep in my desk drawer…

Creamer Keeper
Creamer Keeper

Another Project bag…

Project Bag
Project Bag

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Apron Along…

A few friends are into canning and cooking. Though I’m not quite the domestic diva I wish to be, but I am rather good at ruining my outfit when in the kitchen. Therefore, an apron makes sense.

Simple rectangle large enough to cover me and wrap around, no pockets, bottom ruffle and a simple waistband/tie.

I couldn’t beat the cost anywhere ad get something that went with my kitchen so well.
Total cost: $7.26

Rooster and cream strip fabirc
Rooster and cream strip fabirc
Ruffled bottom
Ruffled bottom
French Country Cotton Apron
French Country Cotton Apron
French Country Apron
French Country Apron
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Sewing some project bags…

A woman at my knit night shared a link to the sweetest pattern to make a nice project bag! They really are fast, and the pattern has more detail then it needed so it only looks very involved.

The more I made, the more possibilities started coming to mind. I decided to make a few as gifts and when I give a scarf, I hope to make a matching bag to give it in. (Ambitious thinking, I know.)

Andrea's Project bag
Andrea's Project bag

Coffee Project bag
Coffee Project bag
Silvia's Project bag
Silvia's Project bag