14 July 2016

A Lot of Sewing Going On

I decided to clean my sewing room. I know, I know. And as I was going through some stuff I found a pair of wooden handles. I figured it was about time to use them and I had that Miranda Day bag pattern I talked about in the last post. And so, using only items and fabric from the stash, I made this bag. It's the prototype for...

this bag! I use this bag every day and I love it. You know what? That crosshatch quilting on the first bag took twice as long as the pebbling on this black bag.

Then I found this little dab of a Jackie Robinson print in the stash. Since I've always wanted to try shirring, I used the technique on this little top for my grand-daughter. This is so cute with a pair of shorts.

This is the same technique as the top. The difference is the top is 100% quilting cotton and this little dress is 100% cotton lawn. Cotton lawn is lighter weight and really shirrs better.

I was on a roll and made this adorable pillowcase dress too.

Have you been sewing lately? I find after making a large quilt I want to finish something fast and this type of sewing is the best thing for me to do.


  1. You WERE on a roll! I've been working steadily, but not accomplishing much! XO

  2. too cute! love the little grand-daughter dresses! I have been making placemats outta scraps :)

  3. So many beautiful projects! I like the black bag the best. I'm sure your granddaughter will love her new clothes.

  4. The dresses and top are precious! She's going to be the best dressed little girl around! Your bag is really nice, I know you will enjoy it immensely. Well done, Paula!

  5. Wowsers!! That's some awesome sewing you've done! No sewing here. Just packed my sewing room for the move to our new house.