OK, if you are playing this weekend and not reading my blog......haha, you will miss the first incredible reveal!
I plan on making more things with the drop cloths but here is the first one.
OK, I did mess it up a bit, but I am sure the recipient won't even know! Maybe you will notice, maybe not. Let's see.......
These are the fabrics I chose. The green is one leg of the linen pants. The drop cloth is ecru and the flowers are from my stash. It is just over a yard, but I used a yard for this project.
For this tote, I cut two 18 x 18 squares of the drop cloth fabric and then chunked out a 2.5 inch square from each of the bottom edges. I cut the same measurements out of the flower fabric for the linings.
I added a decorative strip to the linen with a strip of leftover flowers. And I added the strip down the center front with the rest of the leftovers.
I hemmed the top of the strips by just folding them down one time and top stitching it to the bag front. I did this before I sewed the sides together.
I want to add some decorative stamping tomorrow. I have several things I can use, paint markers or shiva sticks, or even some thickened procion dyes. I will decide that tomorrow.
I did add the handles before I top stitched it all down, but I had to add them after I had pinned it all down. It doesn't count unless I have to rip out.
I do have one glaring error. Can you spot it? I didn't notice it until I hung it up to photograph it!
Sometimes when I leave, I say, have a great day....everyone but LUKE!
And he smiles, knowing he has done a good job for me.