I did something fun this week: followed a wild hair (one of several hundred that periodically stand up and wave for attention). This hair was aiming for me to make hot beverage sleeves out of fabric.
Went to the coolest (quilting) fabric shop (Whimsy Cottage -- no website, sorry!) and purchased a few "fat quarters."
Got out my 20-year-old, never-been-used, Singer sewing machine. Yep, dusty as all get-out.
Cut out a pattern and decided to use the two fabric remnants from Whimsy Cottage, plus black fleece for the inside.
Did I mention this machine has not only never been used, but that I haven't touched a sewing machine in, oh, 25 years? I know, I'm nuts.
The end results are not so bad! By the time I got to the third one, my zigzags were rather straight!
Here are the products of my wild hair, in order of creation. You'll notice (hopefully!) that each one is better than the last :)
This first one features two different fabrics! Really adventurous for a first-timer, don't you think?!
This next one is just the green geometric fabric with "Maxi Piping" in black:
And finally, number three. My wild fun and funky fringe bling tendency is already revealing itself. I just *had* to add dingleberries! And discovered I also need to widen the cut so there's enough room to hold the beverage AND have fringe.
That's it for today. Hope you enjoyed my little Adventure with Singer. Maybe next time I'll get back to basics: jewelry!