Okay, so mostly I’ve been sick with a cold this week. But I did get some serious sewing done using Dad’s old L.L. Bean shirts. I have to say the fabric quality is excellent. Some of it is very fine cotton, but it still looks good and, backed with leftover quilt batting, an old sheet, and lined with leftover muslin, it should hold up just fine in the tote bags I’m making.
This tote is stitched in the ditch to quilt the fabrics to leftover quilt batting and an old sheet for stability. The lining, pockets, and straps are a tight muslin that was leftover from another project. I confess I had to buy thread, because I couldn’t find mine. I may have to buy a seam ripper too. I have a seam that needs to be partially ripped on the tote bag yet.
Dad had interesting taste in colors and patterns. Once his hair turned white he determined he would wear any color he wanted, and did! All the colors of the rainbow are here except purple. And I notice there is no black or white either.
This week I sewed eight cushion covers and one tote bag. I have three more tote bags ready to go. Unfortunately company is sick and sleeping in my living room, which is open to my sewing area in the dining room, so no sewing today. I decided I will sort through boxes looking for my fusible webs for the moose wall hangings that are coming up next.