hi, my name is kim and i hoard fabric. i used to buy it in whole yards, and i realized that half a yard is more bang for my buck.
here's my problem, though. i see fabric that is on sale and think, "this would be a great clutch! i'll only buy half a yard so i can buy two (or three...or four) different prints" so i buy & receive my fabric. i make the clutch out of it and store the rest never to be used again.
until now! my new goal is to use up all or most of the half yard when i receive it so i'm actually using what i buy! what a novel idea...using what you buy. hm.
this was my first go at it and i made ALL OF THIS (plus a business card holder i forgot to put in there) with one HALF yard of fabric...
...and MINIMAL scraps left over. see? that's it!
(oh, hey blur)
*note that the interfacing, contrasting fabric, fleece, insulbrite, pearl snaps, and a brooch pin were also used*
(the fabric is Kaffe Fassett Silhouette Duck Egg that i got from pink chalk fabrics for 2 bucks!! that's it)
before (fold is on the left):
after drawing/laying everything out :
after cutting everything out:
the top strip made the handles of the tote...i forgot to make wristlet straps for the clutches. oopsies.
going clockwise from there: two coffee cuffs, two clutches, tote bag, business card/gift card holder.
and the finished products:
business card/gift card holder (tutorial here)
tote bag (blurry...sorry)
...that you can put on a clutch, tote, headband, tshirt, hat, anything!!
so, there ya go! seven gifts from half a yard of fabric! get 'ta sewing!!!
oh! i made this a couple of weeks ago and picked it up this weekend.
are you shocked that it is robins egg blue and yellow??? i never use that color scheme ;)
and another shock...its already becoming filled with odds & ends.
happy monday. hope its lovely!! we are driving to grand junction tonight to pick up our friends from texas and eat at chic fil a! :) whoop.