A week, a month and a season all gone in the blink of an eye!
I have been busy. Not necessarily anything to really merit blogging or photographing. Just very busy!
I did manage to carve out some time the past two days for a little sewing.
The Mother Huddle
One day, while blog hopping, I ran across these cute fabric hanging bags at The Mother Huddle.
I originally planned on making some for my sewing room, but that never happened!
As mentioned in an earlier post, I am turning our son's bedroom into a work space. I decided some fabric bags would not only help with organization, but also add a fun punch of color.
To my stash I scurried, and found several fabrics that worked well in the room.
A few were leftover from previous home decor projects, but many were from days when I made fabric tote bags. I even had enough craft weight fusible interfacing on hand for all four bags! My only expense was the cafe rod, on which to hang them.
The only thing better than getting organized, is making a very small dent in my fabric stash!
I am still waiting to have my desk, lateral file and bookcase moved from storage.
So, I am not able to hang my cute little bags.
The front stairwell served as an impromptu photography setting. This is where you need to squint and use your imagination! I think they will look much better once they are properly installed.
They were very fun and easy to make.
After making many bags over the years, I do have one tip.
While instructions often indicate that both outer and inner fabrics should be cut and seamed the same, I find that often does not work.
I may cut the two pieces the same size, but I usually use a slightly larger seam allowance when stitching the side seams of the lining. It then fits more snugly inside the bag, leading to a more crisp and finished look overall.
If you wish to make hanging fabric bags of your own, complete instructions may be found at The Mother Huddle.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
There is even a chance that we finally will have a day cooler than 100 plus.
Fall really might be just around the corner!