Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Fabric finds and a bit of reverse applique
I came across a charity shop today that had lots of baskets full of interesting things to search through. Sewing odds and ends, knitting patterns, buttons, placemats, magazines and pillowcases to name but a few. I only ended up buying a few things but it made a change from the usual charity shops, and I really enjoyed the rummage!
I bought this very retro looking tablecloth
I don't know what I'm going to use it for yet, but thought it would be nice to somehow make use of the roundness of it. Any ideas? It's quite big at 58" diameter.
I also got these three pillowcases
and these buttons
The fabric underneath the buttons is from a duvet cover and pillowcases I bought in a charity shop last week.
And now on to a bit of sewing
I don't know why it is but tiny holes often appear in my t-shirts at the centre front near the bottom. After extensive research into what may cause these, I've come to the conclusion that it could be the button on my jeans rubbing against the worktop and the t-shirt. The only flaw with this is I'm no Domestic Goddess so don't spend an awful lot of time in the kitchen, although it is more than anyone else in the family and they don't have the same problem.
So I took one such garment and did a bit of reverse applique where the holes were. One flower would have done the job but I also added another, and some leaves.
Try as I may, I couldn't get a full photo showing the correct colour, it's black not grey
I used flower patterned fabric for the flowers.