Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tools of the Trade

Now that the room is ready for me to settle in for the winter, I started tackling some projects to help make my time spent there more enjoyable. I started off with a tote bag to carry my cutting mat and rulers when I take my sewing on the road.

The pattern is from High Street Quilt Designs. The pattern called for selvages to be layered for the center pocket, but I chose to use a needlework print instead. I have to say this pattern was not the most well written one I've ever seen. I managed to get the bag done, but I'd never make another one this way.

Next, I recovered my ironing board with one of my favorite fabrics. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, it was so easy to do. I loosely based my cover off of the one in this tutorial.

Then, I used the leftover scraps from those projects to make a weighted pincushion and thread catcher for my sewing table. I used the tutorial at Sew, Moma, Sew.

Finally, I decided if I really want to get all my unfinished projects done, what I really need is a strict supervisor. I'd like you to meet Large Marge. An industrial working girl born in 1948, she decided she would like to spend her retirement years here in Sheville. Isn't she fabulous? I just adore her.


Milah Frost said...

Large Marge! Bahahaha!

I'm glad you shared the tutorial on the ironing board cover, I'm going there now!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Large Marge, LOL, now I need to figure out a name for my new supervisor .......... hmmmmmm

Elaine said...

Marge is great--as are all your sewing projects!! We all need a Large Marge to try on all the sweaters we knit and weave cloth for!!
Did Mine get sheared yet? Did you get the fleece to add to the shower stall?