Monday, August 9, 2010

Rainy day sewing


Some people nap when it's rainy outside, I sew.
I needed a trash bag for my car and decided to experiment.
(Of course, Mr. Fisherman had to have one too...)


I made these out of trigger and lined them with a fusible stabilizer to give them some stiffness.
They are made in two pieces; the back piece is cut 7x14, the front 9x14.
The extra 2 inches gave me room to make two pleats in the front. I thought by doing a couple of pleats on the front piece (instead of squaring the bottom off like a tote) it would lay flat in the back and the front would gap open to
easily toss trash into it.
Yippee! It actually worked. No boning needed to hold the top open.

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It also gave me an opportunity to try out this adorable design from http://www.juliasneedledesigns.com/.
I love her designs, they always stitch out perfectly.

                          

The fly on Mr. Fisherman's trash bag I purchase through http://www.emblibrary.com/ , another great site.

Enjoy your day.... I will be cleaning my car!

4 comments:

Mine for the Making said...

Love them!!! Such a great idea to make them yourself...I am currently using a plastic bag!!! Your bags are def cuter :)

Happy Monday!

Kara @ mine for the making

Kimberlee said...

Very cute! Are your pleats at the bottom of the back or the top? I can't quite see on the black fabric.

FlyAwayHome said...

Thanks ladies.

Kimberlee - the pleats are in the bottom front of the bag. I am glad to see you are ok.. I was getting a little worried, you haven't answered my e-mail about the giveaway.

truckermomma said...

You know, I have been looking through your blog and I gotta say, your embroidery machine works overtime. hehe I have one too and I can honestly say people tell me I embroider too much but you have me beat. Beautiful work!

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