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