Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cute, cutey bag.

I decided I needed a bag to carry out a yarn project safely and after finding this tutorial , I fell in bag-love.  I found the tutorial after spotting this blog post .

All the fabrics were sourced from the quilting cotton stash and as I didn't have a heavy interfacing, I used a non-woven light interfacing I had in the cupboard and then just fused it multiple times (two or three, depending on where it was).  It seemed to work ok.

This is a cute bag and the fabrics are very girly  pink/green but I am glad to have used up some stash...

I love the drawstring cover in the bag, to keep your projects out of sight and tidy and safe...

Shame I didn't think about the stripe matching when I cut the pieces... oops!

My friend Kelley has sewn this bag along with me so you can see another cute example in this post.   Ciao for now!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

More knitting - slouchy cable beret.

More knitting posts - I am really enjoying my knitting as you can tell and it is good timing to pick this up as a hobby as it is quite cold this year.

I have just made myself a slouchy cable beret - Ravelry details here.

It is made in a 12 ply baby alpaca, so is deliciously soft to wear and so quick to knit!

I haven't shown you the blue top that happens to match in colour, but it is my latest Lekala top - like the others but this time in an electric blue merino from the Fabric Store in Brisbane.  I pressed the collar when I was finished and I think that was a mistake as it is sitting a bit awkwardly in these photos.  I am sure a wash will fix that however.

While I was sewing it, I took a photo of a good tip I must have read somewhere on how to avoid cutting a fabric piece where there is a flaw in the fabric.  While I was ironing the fabric I noticed it had a slight flaw in it and I had plenty of fabric so I wanted to avoid having the flaw in any of my pieces so I put a small safety pin at that spot so it was obvious where the fault was.

It worked well and avoided the annoyance of finding the flaw in one of my pieces after cutting it out.

More hat pictures...

I am sewing again - a bag to cart my yarn projects about.

A shout out to Sharon, who has also posted about a slouchy beret she has just finished -  the details are here - gorgeous!

Ciao for now!