Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Homemade Placemats

Its going to be a very frugal Christmas for me and my elderly pensioner parents.  I just had to buy a new car battery and the South African government just started tolling the highway that I have to take to work. So I am broke. So now my poor parents are getting homemade gifts this festive season. I decided to make my mother placemats.

I used the ruffled placemat tutorial from www.sew-it-love-it.com. I don't like ruffles and I didnt have enough fabric to make bias binding so I used ribbon over the seam between the main fabric and the contrast fabric instead. As usual the fabric and ribbons come from my stash.

I hope she likes it and that it isn't too tacky and cheap looking.
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Monday, 9 December 2013

Origami Clutch Bag

I made a clutch bag following a tutorial on www.sew-it-love-it.com

I used light weight batting instead of interfacing and I added a credit card holder inside.

I made this using scraps out of my stash so it cost me nothing. I made it for a secret santa gift instead of using wrapping paper (which I think is wasteful and not ecologically friendly).