30 Aug 2020

Big Shopping Bag

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 7:17 pm 0 comments

 I made a large shopping bag for my mother.

I bought some fabric from China. It was cheap but sadly it didn't come in one piece. But anyway the pieces were still big enough to make bigger projects.

I found some cool glitter oilcloth as contrast.

You can purchase the pattern from Makerist. Please be aware the instructions are in German but they include a lot of photographs. It is easy to follow. The pattern itself is in German and English.

10 Aug 2020

New Panties

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 12:03 am 0 comments

 I was watching a video on youtube and as it often happens you stumble over something totally different. It happens to me all the time. Anyway, there was a video about how to make your own underwear. That got my curiosity. So I watched and then read the comments and it seems that a lot who once made their own never again buy any.

I thought OK, let's give it a go. I found a free pattern which I then adapted because I like my undies high waist.

I had some fabric I had bought more than 20 years ago and only a couple of weeks ago I bought elastic. I had 2 pairs where the leastic was too tight and I wanted to replace it.

I cut out the fabric. I used some old vest for the gusset.

And this is the result.

(after a lot of swearing and sweating because I didn't have the correct presser foot or the correct needles for double jersey. 😒 )

But they fit and are rather comfy. So I think I am converted too 😁

4 Aug 2020

New Cushion Covers Part 2

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 4:29 pm 0 comments
Yesterday I made 2 cushion covers for the long cushion.
For one I reused the zip of the old cover and I had some fabric in my stash which will go perfectly with the old covers I kept of course. It was nothing wrong with the covers. Just the cushions were cheap.

Today I made the other 4 covers. My back didn't feel too bad sitting at the sewing machine.
And my new ironing board is helping too. It extends much taller so I don't have to hunch over working at it.
For the green ones I didn't pay much attention on the pattern but it worked out perfectly for the square ones. The back and front looks exactly the same.
The one with the parrots I just made sure that at least one side had a perfect image.

So here they all are.

New Cushion Covers Part 1

Posted by Crazy Knitter22 at 4:20 pm 0 comments
I bought some fabric from Buttinette for bags. But once it came I loved it so much that I decided to make new cushion covers.
I bought these cushions a few years ago from TK Maxx. They were on sale and really cheap.
After a while I started to realise the reason for the low price. The cushions had a really leaky fabric and the feathers were the cheapest you can get on the market. I kept pulling out feathers because they poked through and the cushions felt more like a family of hedgehogs. 
So before I started with the new covers I decided to put the cushions into lining. I had also bought 1kg of lining fabric end of roll pieces.

So here is the first stage


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