i have been doing little sewing lately.
as in, very little sewing and when i am, i am sewing little things.
yesterday, as part of the interview i did over at shivaya naturals, heather asked me to include a project. i shared my toddler shirt-turned-hanging bag, below.
- take a button up shirt, any size. big if you want it to hold larger items, such as laundry, or small if you want it to hold little items, such as diaper wipes. i picked an 18 month size shirt of my son's to use for clothes pins.
- press and then button closed
- straight stitch across the bottom hem and, for good measure, across the sleeve cuffs.
- insert an appropriately sized hanger and you have yourself a hanging bag. mine went straight onto the clothes line, full of clothes pins.
next up, for my perfect, heavy duty, $6 white elephant sale tea kettle, i needed a handle cover. the gorgeous handle was getting way too hot when the water boiled. i commented to my brother that i would look at one of the kitchen stores for a silicone slip. he replied "you should just make a felted wool sleeve!" of course! i hit my scrap box and came up with the perfect sized piece from a cut up sweater to stitch into a fitted sleeve.
and, finally, my goal to use reusable produce sacks was causing me some minor frustrations because, well, i didn't have enough. so i made 8 more. i used unbleached cotton muslin. i love it because it is light enough to not add too much weight to my bulk purchases, but it works for produce and grains.
and then....there is always mending.
have a nice weekend!