Monday, February 1, 2010

shopping

My quilting hobby has sort of "taken over".
You know...it creeps in at every turn!
Even the lowly re-usable shopping bag has not
been left out!
Have we all made one or two or three shopping bags...
just because we like to sew?

I made a bunch of covers to attach to some
UGLY bags that were a deal!
I wanted to cover the awful picture that was
printed on them.
I will attach the pictures with a Large running stitch
around the outside edge.
It will fray a little, but that's o.k. with me.
The first picture is the only one that is
finished with that running stitch.
I cut some rectangles for the background
of my little "stitch-doodled" pictures.
supplies:
buttons
yo yos
embroidery floss
and steam a seam for the pots




Appliqued some pots on a couple of them.
Added some buttons and yoyos!



No yo yo maker for me.
Just a 4" square.
I have a big box of those...remember?!




fold in half twice.



trim the corner off with a curve.




A circle.
This circle doesn't have to be perfect!



Stitch the edge over.
oooh....bad picture!






that's a little better.



Pull that thread tight and tie a knot.
Viola!
A yo yo!

Applique that down.
stitch-doodle yourself a little picture!
Then...

Go forth and shop!



11 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute. And what an improvement for the bags! That material showed in making the yo-yo is old! How do I know? Because I have some just like it!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! This is just adorable and probably about what I will end up with in twelve months. I commend you for not using a yo-yo maker ~ you're brave ;) I am OCD and have a maker in every size (lol).

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  3. lovely....

    i enjoy your blog...

    xo
    eva

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  4. Very cute bags--and I recognize that calico you used for the yo-yo. I used to have a bunch of that fabric, and I used up every last bit. Those old calicoes are so charming.

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  5. Great way to rescue those ugly store bag! Now you have super cute ones without starting from scratch!

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  6. Good on you for making use of stuff you had on hand. Great recrafting.

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  7. What a great idea! I have some of those bags that would benefit by some updating. Thanks!

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  8. Great work! You made something so ordinary into works of art. Shopping will never be the same again.

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  9. You probably get asked this all the time, but have you thought of opening your own Etsy shop?

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  10. These are great! I love to make yo-yos, but never seem to do anything with them...I'll have to give this a try!

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  11. Good ideas - I really like the first one. Nic

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