Just finished my article for this months issue of NinePatch News. Enjoy!
Recycle and Re Purpose
Can you feel it? You know it coming. Time for Christmas! Time to get those last mintue gifties made and delivered! But wait, you cash poor, what to do, what to do? Take a few mintues (or hours) to dive into your stash and decide what you want to make for whom. Today we have provided some links for some quick and easy gifties. One or two links have a slighty time comsuming projects but worth it.
Have some old linens sitting in the closet or drawer? This little project is prefect for them! Six pieces is all it takes to make this adorable roll holder.
Have a stash of heavy duty canvas or duck?
This is a great pattern for making grocery bag tote. Nice and roomy and will hold alot!
How cool is this?? Take the cuffs of an old shirt you have cut up for recycling and turn it into a wallet! Do not need a wallet? Sew the cuff up each side and it can be a cell phone , iPod or Loyality Card Pouch. Bling it up with beads and stuff and it will be conversational piece!
Great way to gather things up for a snowman and keeping it in one place. Grab an old shoe box, decorate it up and keep Frosty's gear in it. Kids will love it!
Do you have a seamstress in your circle? This tutorial will show you haow to make a 'Ham'. An item that lets you press seams on a garment with ease. http://mymeasuringtape.blogspot.com/2008/08/make-your-own-ham-yums.html#comment-form
This is a stinkin' cute little purse decorated with rickrack! Great for a tween or an adult. Make the straps long enough to wear it across the body. This will make you hands free for shopping!
Quick and easy little chicky that will hold your cook book open while you are making all those goodys in the kitchen! These little Chooks (in Australia they call chickens Chooks) can also keep your arts and crafts books open too!
Who doesn't need a oven mitt? I highly recommend using the insul-brite to keep the heat off your fingers and hand.
Got some left over Tule from make bride head pieces or ballerinas outfits? Not sure what to do with it? Make scubbies! This is a great tutorial for make them! Scrubbies are not just for cleaning pot and pans and kitchen counters. You can use them for cleaning your cutting matts too!
Need a really quick and easy sewing notion for your bestest quilting buddy? Try this magnetic pin holder! (shameless plug here)
Have fun deciding what you want to make. Feel free to send us picture of your work! We would love to see what our readers are making!
Keep On Stitch'n On!