Saturday, March 2, 2013

Finishing and Repurposing

This was a project from Sewing Club in 2010, using the Piping Hot Tool to trim our piping, then attaching the piping in a curve.  I had dyed the fabrics for this project and it needed to be finished and used.  I made it to store my inktense pencils and water soluble pastels. 

I dont have a "before" photo of the next one.  It is an older UFO, also a sewing club one.  We were to make a hanging storage "thing" - it could be used for toiletries when travelling, or sewing things  when going to a retreat.  I cant remember  how it was to be finished, but felt it wouldnt be a particularly useful item.  It had very thin pellon in, and was very "floppy".  So I cut mine up. 

There were 3 zips already sewn in, so I have cut it in a way to make use of them, and have ended up with 2 project wallets.  The plastic panel, and flower shapes were  part of the original project also.   The third section is not finished off yet, and I am not sure what I will end up doing with it - maybe just pulling it apart and starting again.  With the 2 I have done, I was able to add some cotton wadding and some quilting to them to add a bit of stability.


Marilyn said...


Susan said...

great work

Tracee Perry said...

Both great finishes, I love the hand dyed fabric.

Wendy B said...

Oh Marilyn, you never cease to amaze cool is this project?! I love it! I'll have to move closer so you can give me lessons!
xox hugs
Wendy :O)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Great finishes Marilyn. We always need little storage bags/bins/wallets and they are a great way to use up blocks or small test pieces.