Friday, December 06, 2013

sewing

i've been sewing since i was _____ ? i'm not sure, but i did get a sewing machine for my 10th birthday. i use to make a lot of my own clothes. i don't do that so much anymore.

instead, lately, i mostly sew project bags for my knitting and crochet, and sometimes pillowcases.

while home over the thanksgiving holiday, i found this piece of fabric in my parent's storage:

BeFunky Grunge 2 on iPhone


BeFunky Grunge 2 on iPhone

notice the fabulous corners matching!

i have no idea how old i was when i sewed this piece together. and all i can do now is laugh at the job i did =)

BeFunky Grunge 2 on iPhone

notice my amazing seam allowances! some have seam allowances of 1/2" and some a scant 1/8", and in  at least one spot --- zero seam allowance. whoops!

BeFunky Grunge 2 on iPhone

and then, i didn't know then that i should probably press my seam allowances in the same direction. oops.

BeFunky Brightness on iPhone

so, i'm looking for suggestions.

i want to salvage this piece. i think it would make a nice table topper.

i doubt the fabric was ever pre washed. some of the seam allowances are fraying or "missing". it's totally not rectangular.

i'm thinking that maybe i can stitch through the layers on the outside? with a zigzag or decorative stitch. it will never lay flat.

and then, perhaps underline it, and then put a backing and trim?

i intend for this to be a functional piece (mini-tablecloth?) and to (hopefully) survive many trips through the laundry.

Bueller, anyone ?


1 comment:

chris goudeau said...

I like the irregularity of it and the memory of doing this sometime ago. I would try to press the seams correctly and mend any seams as needed. then wash by hand and attach it to something else. Use it sparingly and love it. Chris