How is it August already? This summer is flying by…where is the time going? I don’t know about you, but my summer schedule is packed! With the longer days, warmer weather and two little girls to entertain I am not left with much time to myself…let alone sewing time. By the time the kids are in bed (sometimes after 9pm!) I am too wiped to sit down and start a project. I can only spend so much time in front of my sewing machine while the girls run around the house screaming at each other. Yikes. Don’t get me wrong, I still sew almost every day but I have to be mindful of how long each project takes…enter- the Simple Summer Sewing Series. Say that twice fast. Almost as hard as She sells seashells by the seashore. I am so corny.
Anyways, I am pretty excited about the projects I am going to show this week; 5 easy and QUICK projects perfect for the beginner sewer or anyone looking for a simple project. Best part- totally doable in less than an hour (sometimes less than 30 minutes!), so you will never feel guilty staying indoors on a beautiful day locked up in your craft room. Yay! Pretty awesome if I do say so myself.
I hope this will become a recurring series, this first one focused on being GREEN; simple projects to satisfy your creative urges and produce something useful and eco-friendly at the same time!
Day 1: Bag holder- a pretty disguise and holder for all of those ugly plastic bags you save/recycle.
Day 2: Reusable placemats- wipeable laminated cotton placemats perfect for a picnic
Day 3: Drawstring bags- self explanatory- fill ’em up with toys, use them for your knitting, etc.
Day 4: Reusable snack bags- never (well, in an ideal world) buy another plastic sandwich bag again. Fill them up, eat your snacks, wipe them clean and repeat.
Day 5: Cloth napkins- go green and add something pretty to your lunchbag at the same time.
So please stop by Monday and check out what I’ve got in store for you. I can’t wait to get started…already thinking of the fabric for each project. That’s the best part isn’t it?
Here’s a little preview of day 1! Gotta throw in at least one picture right?