Sew My Stash Sunday – 11


The recurring theme of these posts lately seems to be how little I have done.  This week has been no exception to that pattern.

2015-03-29 01This photo of my ironing board covered in fabric tells this week’s story.  I decided to take a break from dressmaking and make a start on a cover for my KitchenAid mixer which lives on the bench in the corner of my kitchen.  I bought this fabric a few months ago.  It is off-white with black silhouettes of kitchen utensils which seemed perfect to use for this project.  I washed and ironed the fabric this morning and found various pieces of calico for the lining.  I intend to use some bamboo batting to pad it and machine quilt the pieces before assembling the cover.  I have cut out the calico pieces.

The mauve and blue floral top which I started last week has come to a grinding halt as I need to buy some fabric to line the front yoke and cut a facing for the back neckline.  It is not feasible to use the same fabric because the pattern will show through.  I thought I could use some plain white lawn but it shows through a too bright, if that makes sense.  I tested for a suitable colour by placing a pale grey t-shirt behind the fabric and that colour works perfectly so I will buy some silver/grey lawn fabric this week and hopefully will get back to that top before next Sunday comes around.

2 thoughts on “Sew My Stash Sunday – 11

  1. would love to see the progress of your cover, love novelty fabrics, makes it look so much more interesting!
    thanx for sharing

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