Friday, April 4, 2008
Sew Crafty Friday
Last Saturday my daughter requested that I make her some grocery bags and some cloth napkins. "If you're not to busy Mama and I'll pay you!" Now, you know I wouldn't charge my daughter for sewing! I love to sew for my family and friends. Especially if its something they want and will enjoy. I stopped what I was doing and went to work on her request because I would be seeing her the next day and wanted to have it ready.
Her kitchen is yellow with green curtains, so I made the napkins from this fabric:
I forgot to take a picture before giving them to her, but they turned out very nice. For 12 inch square napkins, all I did was cut the fabric into 12 1/2 inch squares with my rotary cutter. I used a coordinating fabric for the back. I sewed around the edge with right sides together a 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening for turning. Clip the corners and turn. Press the edges well and top stitch around the edge. A couple of the napkins were made from left over pieces and weren't exactly 12 inches square, but by doing this I was able to make more napkins.
She likes blue so I made her a set of blue grocery bags. This is what two of them looked like. I didn't get a picture of the third one:
I was so pleased when she called me this week to let me know that the bags worked really great for her! She used them at a Whole Foods Grocery Store and was given a 10 cents credit for each cloth bag she used. She said she put heavy things in the bags and that they were very sturdy!
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