Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Social Sewing!

What fun I had today.  My friend and colleague, came over today to sew.  We had a riot and the time flew by.  About 5 to 6 years ago, she was given an enormous amount of decorator fabric ends from a student's relative.  She used as much as she could for student projects, but couldn't make a dent before more came in.  We talked about using some of it to make grocery bags.  Well, fast forward to August 3rd, 2011, and we finally found the time.  We used a Meijer bag as a model.  I think they are beautiful!
They are both made out of the same toile, but have different straps and different colors of grosgrain ribbon for trim.  She is going to be one stylish shopper.
I hope there will be many more days like today in my future.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely way to use that leftover toile-I especially like how that cream strap one turned out.

    I have got to get my sewing machine out, find the manual, and figure out how to thread it. It is brand new. Was in the box for years, and earlier in the year, I actually made progress and took it *out* of the box.
    Ha! Meanwhile, you are whipping out these little handy bags...