I love fabric. But up until now I was much more creative with a paint brush and not so creative with fabric.
And then we needed new winter scarves.
Have you shopped for them lately? Expensive and poorly made.
Sew.........I got out the fleece and my absolute favorite Olfa cutter!
For the older boys I freehanded a scallop on the ends.
I ended up with about 5 remnants of left over fleece that was too small to make anything. So I made 14 more scarves from that to donate to the Salvation Army this winter.
Fleece dulls sewing machine needles quickly so I don't like to machine sew fleece.
I love the ready made squares on fabric. Perfect for mindless TV watching/sewing! ;o)
After this I did a very large fleece rose quilt for my married daughter. I nearly died doing the billions of beads on that one. But you know it was so beautiful when finished, it was worth the agony! LOL! Part of it was that the bead placements were often far apart so lots of knots and knot hiding!
I wish I'd taken a picture of it.
So I piece together the largest pieces of fabric as possible! ;o)
So I put a piece of plain fleece on the back. I hand sewed (running stitch) around the minions with baby yarn to tack them together and hand sewed the hem.
It's so satisfying to finally find homes for a good chunk of my fabric. I continue to deplete it as the boys now need pants and the girls are excited for upcycled clothes now. :o)
But what I really want is to sew for me. I have a lot of clothes that are just o.k. "I have nothing to wear"!!! And I really need to make something I like out of the things I have. Since I've learned about upcycling I won't need to spend money. The last post- my shirt upcycle is my first and so far I love it. I need to insert the floral fabric inserts next.
Life is short- make and wear clothes you enjoy now! Not for later like my Grandma did. Because then she died, we found them neatly folded/hanging in her closet, never worn.
Happy Sewing!! God Bless! (((HUGS)))