Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Odds 'n Ends

i'm working on so many things right now that my head is starting to spin. I'm dusting off some older FOs for blog fodder while i get myself organized.
Selvedge potholder
I made this potholder quite awhile ago. i need to replace the ones in our kitchen and i've only managed to make one so far. i used fabric selvedges and foundation pieced them to a layer of thin cotton. I quilted to one layer of cotton batting and one layer of insulbrite, but next time i think i'd use 2 layers of cotton because it doesn't feel quite thick enough.
Selvedge potholder
the backing is a japanese fabric that i bought on sale. it's not my favorite fabric but it works well for kitchen items.
Argyle box bag
I made a box bag from Remix fabrics. i used this tutorial (without the vinyl) and it's one of my favorites. the only change i'd make next time is to replace the tab with a handle.
Argyle box bag
i used lightweight interfacing and my bag was pretty floppy, so i made little pintucks like on the Jane Market Bag to help the box hold it's shape. i also zigzagged the interior seams rather than pinking them. i will definitely make a few more of these--they are so useful. right now this one is holding my latest knitting project.

5 comments:

  1. love the box bag.  i have yet to make one still.  need to try it out. i love how you pintucked the edges.  clever addition.  i made a potholder just like that a couple weeks ago.  it was fun.  they look very similar!  ;)

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  2. Love your little box bag! Wish I had some sewing mojo to make a few.

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  3. My head is in a similar place at the moment. Your potholder is so cute! I hope to make some practical gifts like that for Christmas this year. We shall see.

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  4. I like your pot holder.  :)

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  5. that's a great idea - using selvage for potholders. genius!

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