Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | September 26, 2008

De-stashing this week

I have managed to use up some rubber-backed curtain materials this week.  My 4 daughters all bake delicious sweets and are always using piping bags..and wearing them out, so I made 20 bags of various sizes and they have been photographed and sent to their new owners.

I also made 3 aprons from this fabric as I know it is durable.  I made some for myself over 30 years ago and the colour has not faded one bit.  The elastic has been renewed though.

The green apron is from the 70’s and is worn constantly.  The blue was made last week.

So simple to make.  As this fabric doesn’t fray, all I had to do was turn the edges and zig-zag all around. I made a neck band by folding a strip into 3 and zig-zagging down the centre of this.  For the waistband I used elastic (any type); slightly shorter than the width of the apron.  This then fits anyone, slender or cuddly.  The aprons wash so well and are great for protecting clothes.

This is yesterday’s pair.  The pocket was from the piece where the underarm was cut.

One set of Piping Bags, ( whoops, only 4 here) which measure between 10″ and 18″ on the seam side.  I cut a square of fabric, folded into a triangle and made a French seam so the seam ended on the outside of the bag.  The top can be curved and either zig-zagged, overlocked or left raw.  I cut the point end only enough to turn out and leave the larger cutting to the girls as their piping nozzles could be different to mine.

Two very easy projects and the shelf has much less material on it now.  🙂

Where did the fabric come from?  I visited a curtain shop, asking if they had small fabric samples for my CQ and ended with offcuts from their customer orders.  Some were small but most quite large.

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Responses

  1. I think it’s high time you came to visit me again and help me to destash…vbg. You are getting heaps done….I’m envious.

  2. I got your message about “stumbling into my kitchen”. Did you find my posted TIF Oct. colors posted in the discussion at the Flickr group for TIF?

    smiles, LouAnne


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