Friday, July 31, 2015

Make Do and Mend (Redecorating!)

When I moved into my house some years ago...

...I sewed curtains for a bathroom window...

...from fabric that matched the shower curtain.


                                                Because I still love this fabric...

                                   ...I wanted to repair the portions of the curtain...

                                           ...that were damaged by the sun.


                                          Since I had 'rescued' it once before...

                                           ...(using iron-on, fusible interfacing)...

                                       ...I first needed to remove these sad bits.



                                        With extra fabric from the original project...

                                           ...I 'lined up' the print on the curtain...



                                    ...pinned and stitched the new fabric into place...

                                       ...and voila...you can hardly see the repair!



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                                                While I was in a 'sewing mood'...             


                                  ...I decided to make myself a new felting apron...                                     

                                        ...from a water-resistant, cloth tablecloth...
                         

                           ...and some thrift shop bias tape (in two different colors).



                                              The pattern is very easy to follow...



                                                   ...and, as a bonus, it's free!



                                                        (You can find it here!)



                                              ***********************************
                                               While I was in Paris this spring...

                                       ...I purchased some lovely linen yardage... 



                                            ...for making durable dish towels.

                               (A couple of quick seams and they're all ready to use!)



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                                   When I re-painted an upstairs bedroom recently...

                              ...I fashioned coordinating throw pillows and curtains...



                                                 ...from an extra pair of sheets! 



                                             Next time: (Finally) I'm back to wool!

9 comments:

Terriea Kwong said...

You've magic hands ! Beautiful apron ! I remember your old one you worn in Portugal. Another pretty one goes with a charming girl.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea- Thank-you...but it's you I have to thank for the idea! (I had never seen an apron like this until we met in Portugal and I saw yours!!)
XX

Kathleen said...

I like the website with the free apron pattern. Will whip one up for my next Arrowmont workshop. Amazing what recycling can do!

Sandra Knapp said...

Practical, thrifty, and fashionable all at once. Can't beat that and everything looks great too. That apron was really smart. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Kathy- Yours will be wonderful...be sure to post photos!
Sandie- Thanks!! I do like a good 'sewing spree' from time to time. :)

Rachel said...

My goodness, what a whirl of productivity!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I enjoy these kinds of sewing projects...easy, straight sewing!
:)

TBF said...

Beautiful rooms...

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Mr. Green!