Saturday, March 04, 2006

Not a bad first attempt at mixing two different hobbies

I like to do some basic sewing, and I LOVE to I decided to try to mix the two. I think it came out ok. It's a very basic crocheted purse that I lined with fabric.

I've never sewn anything onto something that I've crocheted, so I wasnt sure how it would turn out, but here it is.

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I used my Husqvarna Viking sewing machine to sew the liner to the bag. Took me a bit of time to figure out how to do that, and I made one mistake (forgot to change to white thread) but I think it turned out pretty good. The fabric is some that I bought when I used to work in a WalMart fabric department...I've probably got about 10yds of that particular print sitting in my fabric stash. It's made by VIP which is part of Cranston Prints. It's 100% cotton. The crochet cotton is also 100% cotton and I bought that at WalMart a couple of weeks ago. It's called Peaches & Cream and comes on a big cardboard cone.

Here's a look inside the bag

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And another view

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Dot said...

Wow! That fabric really sets off the bag. Great job on both the crocheting and the lining.

ErinLindsey said...

Thanks Dot! It's one of my favorite prints of fabric. I've made several pillow quilts with it. A pillow quilt is two 1yd pieces of fabric with a 1yd piece of cotton batting inbetween (I use Warm & Natural batting, get it from WM)

You put the two pieces of fabric right sides facing on top of the piece of three edge...once you do that, you pull the fabric so the right sides are now on the outside (and the batting is between the two fabric pieces) and you sew the open end closed. If you use the 100% cotton batting, you should not have to actually quilt the fabric if you dont want to. The 100% cotton batting doesnt fall apart when you wash it like polyester batting does. So far I've not gotten any complaints about the ones I've made. I've made dozens of these blankets for relatives. Once I get going on one, it only takes me an hour or two to make.