Tana55


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Member Since: 01/05/2010


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Re: What sewing project are you most proud of?

My first ever project, is one that makes me proud. I took newspaper outside with a marker and laid down onit and traced around my upper body. I then took this in and made a pattern for a tank, crop top. I then found some fabric and cut out and sewed this top w/ruffles and lace. I wore it for almost a year. After then it was smaller than I was. I have been making my own patterns and clothes since then. What makes me most proud is the fact I was only 10yrs old at the time. I wish I stil had that top. I would frame it in a shadow box for my sewing room.

Re: How do you use recycling in your sewing?

I use my scraps to piece quilts for my family and for charity. I also use old quilts where the batting is still good to make new quilts. I trim off the worn fabric and make a new cover, top and bottom. I use the old quilt for the batting and tie with crochet threads. (#10) I use old jeans for piecing as well. I also have a friend who sells my quilts at her shops. I save the bottons off unrepairable clothes and sometimes make jewelry. My grandchildren love these. I buy thread on cones, when they are empty I give them to my friend who decorates cakes. She uses them for forms to make trees.

Re: How do you store your fabric stash?

I had all my stash in large plastic tubs. Then we had children move out so we had a spare room. The room had a large closet/shelf unit. I took all my fabric and sewing supplies and gave them a new home. Now I only have my yarn stash in the clear plastic tubs. The closet is great for hanging those projects that are not quite finished. The shelves are deep and adjustable. The yarn is visable so I don't have to search through all the tubs. This arrangement was good until the inevetable happened. One of the children came back home. I had to relinquish the closet. Oh well, some day I will have a sewing room that only has a twin bed.