Hello! We are getting ready for the big move, so not much happening on the sewing front. I just want to show a little bit of what got done this week.
I made this
for my cousin. She had asked me to a while ago, but it has taken me forever. Finally this week I got down to it.
The pattern for the mitt comes from Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter. I like this book a lot and have made lots of things from it. This one is basic enough pattern.I used old turkish towels for batting instead of batting, and I find that it works fine.
The hot pad (sort of a giant mug mat) is so large because she had specifically requested something other than my usual size of 6.5″X6.5″ for her bigger pots. So this one is about 10″X12″. I used all scraps, happy to say, and these have my favourite orange and blue fabric. I actually love the way the inside of the mitt looks now.
My most favourite thing that I made for her though, and also the simplest is this–
Measuring about 6″X4″ these are like “burp cloths” except that they are for wiping down countertops, tables etc. Better than kitchen towels, at least I think so.
I cut up some cloth to make pants for N who desperately needs some. Only three pattern pieces!
Ok, more soon…I’ll be back with the pants.