Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Sewing

First of all I want to thank my blogger friend, Elizabeth, of Elizabeth's Simple Day, for the box of sewing supplies she sent me! She has cleaned out her sewing area and I was the lucky recipient. There were also some great sewing books that I have already removed from the box. They went with me to my mother's last night.:o)

Look at all the thread, ribbon and other notions!

I've been sewing lots of little things today:

This week my son asked me to sew a project for him. He has a GPS and he wanted a bag or something like that so that he could just slip it into the bag and put in the glove compartment in his truck. A light bulb went off in my head and I remembered the mini snap wallets I first started making about a year ago.

I made them in various sizes and had one in my current pocketbook that was EXACTLY the right size. Here is a picture of my mini wallet and the one I made for his GPS. He wanted just plain black. I offered camo and all kinds of other fabric, but black was what he wanted. The GPS wallet is lined and has quilt batting between the outer and inner fabrics which gives it little body and makes it soft. Sounds like a new Etsy Shop Item to me!

This is a new clothespin bag for my Etsy Shop. Its lined with a soft denim and I love the way it turned out. The opening is trimmed with red "ric rac" that was in the box of sewing supplies Elizabeth sent.

I am going to make a grocery/tote bag from the same fabric. It will be reversible, so it can be used with denim on the outside or the inside:

I also made a new grocery/tote/gift bag for my Etsy Shop


Terri said...

Oooh, what treasures! Everything looks wonderful, Debbie. :-)

Mom2fur said...

A GPS wallet is a great idea, and I bet it would be an Etsy 'hit.'
BTW, you have to make something to match that purple thread--what a gorgeous color!

Pen Pen said...

Cool idea... the GPS wallet. Receiving your goodies from Elizabeth was like Santa Claus coming, wasn't it? Nice stuff!

Mama2ce said...

Those look great!

Rhonda in OK said...

What a very nice gift from Elizabeth! have you priced thread lately, it is so expensive too.

Nina asked me a couple of weeks ago to make some small pouches to keep the inside of her handbag organized. I forgot about it until I just saw yours.

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