Saturday, May 17, 2008

More From a Curtain

So what can you make from a curtain? A bag for me, one for a friend, a tea towel and an apron. All that using just one panel, who knows what else can be created with the other panel. I love the cherry print it's perfect for spring and summer. Best of all it's thrifted! You know reduce, reuse, recycle.

I've been using my cherry bag for the last few days and I'm loving it. The second bag I made for a friend. It's meant to be worn across the body but the handle may be a bit long since I sized it on me. I didn't think about sizing for my friend until after it was sewn. Now that's it's done I think it might be cuter with two shorter handles. Too late now, maybe on the next one.

I finished my apron and tea towel for the Sassy Summer Apron Swap. I hope my partner likes red. My baby sister, Beckie was kind enough for model it for me. Aren't you happy to see someone new pictured on my blog! I am!
I knew I wanted to create a half apron using the cherry curtain fabric and red fabrics. I bought a pattern for a half apron but in the end I didn't use it. Instead my apron was inspired by this Modern June Apron. Check out her Etsy shop. I really like how the apron turned out so I'm temped to keep it. Of course I made it for the swap so I'll mail it out this week and patiently wait for mine to arrive. In the meantime I could always make another for me using the other panel. But I think I'll finish some other swap stuff then move on to making matching gathering aprons for Nature Girl and I using another thrifted fabric.

6 comments:

susan said...

wow! you are getting your moneys worth out of those curtains!! your new bag is adorable. i like the one long handle and she could always just tie the top in a knot if its too long! no biggie. your apron turned out so cute, i love the pattern, and your little sis is pretty. so nice to model for you!!

Ruth said...

Great use of a curtain... that apron is so cute!

jovaliquilts said...

Wow! That's a lot from just one curtain. And think of all the bits and pieces left over for a scrap quilt!

Barb said...

LOVE the bags. They are just too cute. I want to run right out and find those curtains. I would have never thought to do that. Great job.

Lucy said...

That is a really cute apron. Your partner is very lucky!

val said...

cute bag, cute apron........what a productive day!