Mon 25 Jan, 2021 05:05 pm
Am not really a 'sewer' as such, not able to, or want to make clothes for example.
It's become a bit of a 'doodle' sort of thing for me.
Ever since the 'single-use' plastic shopping bags were banned, it was necessary to find an acceptable replacement, so, of course, calico bags were the obvious next step. Then I remembered I had a stash of some very attractive materials I'd amassed over 15 years ago when I attended a quilt making class. Like 99% of my other fads it never lasted long.
So that was the beginning of my latest fad that has been going on now for a solid 2 years. I started making some very pretty shopping bags. Recently Spotlight had, on special, a huge assortment of 'quilting fats', measuring 45cm x 52cm (aka fat quarter yard), so I bought a lot.
Have been really enjoying my "Covid-time" happily sewing up some really pretty shopping bags. Most hand stitching while watching TV then a quick run up the sides and bottoms for strength.
When it's shopping time I enjoy showing off my 'artistic-side' at the supermarket checkout.
Thanks for reading this. I have no one else to tell.
Good thing you hadn't had one of those moments where you decided to toss all the material figuring you'd never use it. Especially if the ridding had taken place a year or so prior to the plastic bag ban.
Congratulations on this venture!
(I am totally non-artistic and am usually in awe of those who can do this sort of thing)