Friday, 29 June 2012

The Lunchtime Clothespin Bag

As school and playschool are shut, I am working in the home office today. During lunchtime, I thought I'd give a clothespin bag a shot, seeing as our old one was only planned to be an emergency solution that my darling husband wizzed up on the sewing machine a few years back. Now it's best days are over, I felt like sewing something completely new, so here it is:.
Yes, the fabric is familiar, but now I definitely only have a few scraps left over from the blue checks and the lorry fabric!
You can find some ideas in the internet on how to make one. This one is the one I was inspired by: Clothespin Bag Tutorial

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Next Batch of Jeans Shorts

So, after the first round of "Make Shorts Out Of Ripped Trousers", I finally was able to motivate myself in processing the next batch of ripped jeans. The sewing machine played up a little, which meant that I was spending more time threading and re-threading  than I was with the rest of the stuff (cutting the trousers to length, ironing, etc.

Anyway, here is the second batch (look a bit nicer than the first, at least!)

Monday, 11 June 2012

'Standard' Stuff

It felt like 100 hours that were spent in front of that sewing machine - and only because our youngest finally agreed that it was time to transform his ripped-at-the-knees trousers into shorts for the summer ;-). He has enough now for 3 summers and is still finding trousers for shortening ...