Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Projects

Thanksgiving day was a bit lonely, yet provided some quiet sewing time.  I wasn't feeling well enough to make anything too involved, so I played with my new serger.  The 3 thread rolled hem is beautiful and finished my latest purchase perfectly.
I love wearing scarves, and this fabric gives me the boost of color I need.  I am so fair skinned, when I read to my daughter as a toddler, she would say "Mama" if she saw a picture of Snow White.  Winter and summer alike, I need color.
I went on to copy an idea I found here on Pinterest.   I recently purchased a new car!  It has a unique color scheme.  The exterior is black and the inside is a beautiful tan color called Cashmere and a brown color called Expresso. 

I love the three colors combined and wear it often in my apparel.  Wanting to keep the interior clean and like new, I made this great trash bag.
I think the next one will be shorter and I will hang it on the gear-shift.  I also want to line the very thick interface that I used inside to hold the shape.  I used an inexpensive storage bag from the dollar store to line it.  The bags come with twist-ties rather than zip to lock.  It is folded over the top of the interface which shows through with the zigzag stitching I used to seam it.  The bag is cute, but the interface bugs me.  My "OCD" will make me line it sooner or later.

I used buttons to attach the strap making it easy to attach anywhere in the car. I just love the two, cotton prints intended for quilting that I found at JoAnn's.

The entire thing was made with a 4 thread serging stitch with the exception of stiching in the ditch and the zigzag to create an overlap seam on the interface.
Have a wonderful weekend!


9 comments:

  1. What a cute trash bag, what a great way to keep your care clean, matches perfectly too!

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  2. Love the trash bag, and that pink scarf is so cute in a plaid. Glad to have found your blog also!

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  3. What a great idea! I saw something similar on Pinterest but this one is infinitely cuter!

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  4. Love the fabric. I need one of these for my messy kids in my messy car.

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  5. Thank you for the kind comments. It is really nice to get feedback. Don't you love the blogging world?

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  6. I love that trash bag! I need to make a couple for the Tahoe so the children will quit tossing stuff in the floor.

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  7. Enjoy your new car! The "trash" bag is so stylish and such a great idea! The colors in your scarf look perfect on you too!

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  8. Oh, there is nothing like that "new car smell" I've heard it has even been made into a men's fragrance!
    Your new scarf looks lovely on you!

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  9. This is such a great idea! I always tell myself I wont eat in my car, but then I get hungry and do it and create a mess.

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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