Monday, 23 May 2011
And sew to bed
I had a bit of luck at the charity shops the other day and picked up two lovely double duvet covers to use for sewing. As I lay in bed that night wondering how I could utilise the popper closures on them, I had a Eureka moment!
It's probably been done before but I've never seen it anywhere, so I'm pretty pleased with my idea; which is to make a bag incorporating one of the poppers at the top.
I know, it's ground breaking isn't it?
I've made one out of each duvet cover
The blue one is white on the other side because that's how the cover is
Notice the delicate green lining which matches the pattern on the fabric?
My original idea was to do a white lining so I bought a white sheet at the car boot yesterday just for the job. I also bought a pair of bright green barkcloth curtains......no prizes for guessing what happened. Who'd have thought 50-odd year old fabric which must have been washed umpteen times, would run? Well obviously I didn't!
It's nice fabric though and if I decide to make something with it that needs a lining, I've got just the thing!