I've been using my zig zag stitch option A LOT lately. I 'm not sure why. On my 60 year old machine, it wasn't an option. I think it makes me feel like things are held a little more securely.
See, the material really is great.
Once the interior was done, I sewed it all together, and made a squared off bottom (my new favorite thing) and added the straps to the top.
And what is becoming my signature rose I'm afraid.
So, here's the final product.
I absolutely love it. The straps don't slide off my shoulders, and the fabric was just what I was looking for, and it has plenty of pockets. I will be using this one for awhile. (I hope.)
So, after the purse was out of the way, I started in on my pillow covers. I used the same burlap/canvas material. I made all of them with a folded over back so all I have to do is slip it off and wash it if the pillow gets dirty.
I know pillows don't mean diddly to my husband or kids, but when I see pillows in the store for $25+ it makes me sick. Especially since I know I can try to make something similar.
I'm trying to lighten up my living room in small doses, so I wanted all these to be the same light material, but slightly different.
First I hemmed the edges of the folded over back.
Turned the material wrong side out, and sewed them together. I added little bits of scraps from my other projects, and they came out like this.
The pillows by far were the less time-consuming, but I had fun with the purse too.
I'm glad I sat down to tackle this today.
I'm linking up to Fun to Craftthe Shabby Chic Cottage. and Paisley Passions
Have a great weekend everyone!