Sunday, December 27, 2009

adventures in sewing: camera case

santa was very kind to leave a new digital camera under the tree for me
(who am i kidding, i opened the box at the post office).
a sharp fuji f70exr that i am already in love with.
anyway, it was quite cold in the chilly colorado winter, so i decided it needed a little case to keep it warm (and scratch free).

i started out with two old shirts to be re-purposed. the stripes for the outside, and the gray tshirt for the inside lining.

i cut squares about 10x6 inches out of both fabrics.

i used a double sided interfacing to fuse the two fabrics together, and give the case a little padding and structure.

i squared everything up, and then sewed in the zipper (mom or dad, will one of you fly to colorado and teach me how to sew a zipper?).

i sewed up the sides, turned it right side out, and proceeded to be very proud of myself.

thrifty fun

yesterday i went on the hunt for a cheap leather jacket that i could re-purpose into some craft projects. i went to the south side to visit the arc, a local thrift store similar to goodwill. i found some awesome deals!

first things first - i found a full length suede leather coat right off the bat, $7!

after that i wandered into the domestics sections, and scored 2 yards of this amazing woven wool fabric from pendleton.

and compared to the $54/yard pricetag on line, i think i did pretty well.

on the way back to the register, i wandered through the brick brack, and couldn't pass up a few small things.

this mug, which i want to turn into a pincushion similar to this.

and this little turtle. a pincushion as well, maybe?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

my first try at quilting! just a small wall hanging to get some practice in.

i started out piecing a few squares

then i added some sashing around each square.

i cut the back and batting, machine sewed the binding to the front, and hand sewed (with a ladder stitch) to the back.

all the sewing was done on my lovely vintage singer: