Saturday, January 22, 2022

Making a Coat with some Leftover fur and Minky

I improvised using this pattern for guide, but didn't have enough fabric so I had to randomly piece some of it. 

 I have these three pieces of Fabric to use

Many fun and sooo soft and warm Faux Furs at 

Sleeves for one side are done...

This is the back of the Jacket with the sleeves laying against it so I can see how that combo will look

I have a scarf I love to wear, because it is sooo soft and warm..

I love this scarf, so hopefully, I can make a coat to match it, with the leftovers..

This is side one... I made two coats by sewing the scraps together... improvised on the pattern, because I didn't have enough of any one fabric to complete as it was on the pattern...I love this coat... it is lightweight and I can wear either side..

Side two...

One coat but two sewn together so it was reversible.  I did this by sewing the two coats and sewing the two together all the way around with right sides together and leaving a small opening at the bottom so I could flip it.

I then had to topstitch all the way around to give it a  more finished look.

This is the softest lightest weight fur ever... and the other two fabrics were minky and it was the same weight.   Thanks for the many compliments today.

Two pieces of leftovers went to fingerless gloves, so I could feel the steering wheel when driving
Just sew the slots into the tube the size of your hands so your fingers and thumb each have a channel...(I don't like to be cold)

Still had some leftovers and an old purse that I was going to throw away... took all the rings and zippers off of it and made this purse.. totally lined and top zip plus middle zip on both sides... left over pleather made the strapping.  The top side panel is a kayaking sunrise printed on a velvet, I had left over from some pillows, shown below.

This is the opposite side.  The strap is adjustable with a purse slide or you can use D rings.

I still have enough little pieces to make a clutch like this...

Matched the purple jacket

Matched the Black Fur Coat I Made
Now to make one to match the crazy fur quilted jacket

I was working on the wing chair, but got distracted to the coat... and maybe a pillow, maybe a little guitar.

The problem is the chairs are beckoning me to sit on them and then I take a break and don't get anything done!....
I am going I am going!  - with the new filler they are sooooooo comfortable... and the leftover fabric can make a tablecloth for the little table and cover some boxes to get more organized here.... sooo fun!

Made the pillow... now making a bigger one for the Sofa.... same fabric... sooo soft-invisible zipper at the bottom

If there is enough time, I am going to try to make either a blouse to wear tomorrow, or an outfit.

I have to wash my hair.... so, 
1.  I will cut out the coat(Jacket)... 
2.  wash my hair... 
3.  sew the pillow and then sew the jacket and
4.   see what time it is...
5.  Try to make something to wear under the Jacket that is new...
6.  and some Faux Fur leg warmers.... with some velcro and elastic... quick and easy....

Gotta Use these Leftovers...!

These chairs are making my creative mind- just go wild.....  Loving the fabrics...!!!!

Don't tell me you don't have enough time to sew.. I don't have enough time to drive around to stores and not find what I want.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

When Its Cold and Gray Outside...Bring Paradise In

 Get Cozy!!!

The Best of Both Worlds-The Beach and the Fire

New Years -New Looks- Upholstery DIY

 My Sewing Living Area Needed a New Look

My Old Vinyl Parsons Chair was Cracking

I Love How Comfy this chair is.....

I found this nice striped upholstery fabric on the Flat Folds Sale Table

I got two pieces of this fabric to do this chair and a small old Wing Chair  in the colors that match my room.

I bought the Gold and Black burnished upholstery tacks to give a little extra to the edges.

I love the stripes and the colors match my decor


We also sell Nail Strips (I should have used on the Back)
But I was in a hurry... and I am the only one that sees my room

I just like to love the surroundings.

This is the small wing chair I covered years ago.  It needs added foam and padding.  I have to take off all the upholstery tacks and the old fabric before I repad it.  This is 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Emergency Weather Bootsocks

 Weather unexpected Snow



Grab some excess minky from pillow making

Make long Tubes cylinders and put elastic at the top so it will be adjustable and above the knees

Shaped to a point at the bottom and sew the point like a cone to fit over the end of your foot and elastic at the bottom to hold it on your foot.....   Slide your foot into your clog

                             BOOT SOCK LEGWARMERS

DONE It Worked

New Years Dones-- Small 6 x 12 Lumbar Pillow

 Small Round Lumbar Pillow

Done with some left over material from some Toss Pillows... Just enough

The Trim on the end sof the cylinder is a seam with the seam inside rolled in and topstitched to asimulate actual piping.  There was not enough to do piping.  There is an invisible zipper in the middle of the roll and it is using a premade insert from GstreetFabrics that was a 6 x 12 size of hypoallergenic stuffing.

Invisible zipper sewn in when first making center tube, before sewing on the ends.

After sewing ends pinch seam and top stitch by machine and then handsew down to pillow end

      Pillow Finished and edging sewn down                                       


Sunday, January 2, 2022

When Life was Easier than I thought


Appreciating Days Gone By-having a cozy Living Room-Family Room to Enjoy

Having Built a Beautiful House

Having Owned a Beautiful Getaway of my Own with Gardens Galore

Appreciating all the Children

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Cowell Turtleneck Comfy with side pockets accross the front-Matching Scarf and earrings -6 pieces


I do use patterns... I take them apart and mix and match pieces to create exactly what I want.  In this case I used the body of one, the cowell neck of another - expanded on the pocket idea from another sweater and decided to make the pocket band run accross the sweater on the inside front.  I made a scarf and matching earrings.  I picked this fabric to do, because of the holidays coming up and I have the silver glitter pants already made previously so this will go with them, perfectly. 

1.  Front piece cut on fold.

2.  Back piece cut on fold.

3.  Center of these is wide enough to cut a long scarf

4.  Large cowel neck piece to foldover and sew onto neckline

sew the piece together which will be the center back and then foldover when you sew to neckline with an over cast stitch on the inside.   Will make a large floppy cowell.

5.  2 sleeves.. one piece laid out on top of fabric folded over

6.  Large piece the width of the front to fold over and sew into side seams and hem when you sew the front.

On this all of the stripes will be horizontal including the sleeves.

To add something different you can always do stripes vertical on the neck piece, scarf and pocket piece and put the pocket piece on the outside of the sweater instead of inside.

The wall in my little workshop area

Just happened to have some silver glitter tubins I had made that matched the stripe in this fabric... So (SEW) here is the cowell neck shirt.

I made a scarf and earrings before I did the here it is with the scarf and a couple of others that just happened to have the silver and black glitter.   I have many scarves.

Here it is with the jacket, that I just happened to have.  I have many jackets.

I added a light yellow crepe material scarf to brighten the color.

This will be a nice comfortable, but glittery outfit to look holiday special.

4 different sweater fabrics are on the table, but this one is the first one to use.   Then I made the glitter stripe one.  I still have a forest green ribbed knit and a black tweed type cashmere feel knit to use ... the earrings are made..but I have to do some organizing and quilting...

Remember cut in multiples and you will have your sets already to just whip up when you have a little time.  The sweater band pockets are an experiment.  The others may end up with just side pockets or no pockets depending on how this works out.   Be back to show you the finished product.... Sew Sew Sew....

half? of the Ispy quilt is done

Make a lap quilt size the kids can play in the car.
When you decide what your color plan might be...
1.  make all your little center flaps first and put the numbers on.... sew two of same color square together in a tiny seam and flip press and turn in top to be ready to top stitch onto the blocks they belong on.. if stitching numbers apply first then sew small block pieces together  if stitching the Letters on the inside piece than just lay them out so you know which letters on going to be on the inside and sew the flap squares together after you have made your big ISpy blocks.

2.  then lay out all your ISpy center pieces in the center of the big blocks...this one is 10 inch blocks... 

3.  then cut all your left over scraps or tear them into the strips and sew all your strips around the Ispy centers on the blocks... 

4.  Lay your blocks out in the order you want your I spys.. 

5.  I did pairs so they could make different kinds of games out of it and placed them randomly ... put your center flaps on top 

6.  place your letters on the under side of the flaps because you now know what ISpy in under them.   

7.  and sew the flaps 

8.  then the border pieces in between block in a row... 

9.  and then sew the border piece between the horizontal rows...

10.  Now the frame in piece and decide if it is wide enough for where they are going to use it... bed...floor.. car..

Concentration anyone?  I spy?