Monday, July 13, 2009

Sewing projects of the day

I just finished altering four pairs of pants for a 92-year-old customer (and I thought my serger was a goner for a minute there, trying to cut through all those layers of elastic at the waist!), and now it's on to the fun project...a tote bag! I know lots of you make these all the time, but I've never made one. Here's my fabric:

It's vintage-y fabric that I inherited from my grandma who passed away nearly 20 years ago. The solid blue is for the outside and the plaid is for the lining. I'm thinking of using one of the embroidery patterns on my sewing machine to stitch a motif on the outside to dress it up a little. This is the pattern I'm using.

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