>Fridays are awesome. Fridays are the only day of the week that I have no obligations. I usually spend my Fridays in my pajamas (all day) sitting at my sewing machine.
Last night, I finished the shell of the tote bag for my mom (yay!):
The materials for the lining and handles are all cut and ready to go, but I wanted to get started on this, which needs to be completed a few weeks before the tote:
I just finished marking guides for quilting the Happy Campers quilt! I had to take a break to eat, so I thought I’d post this little update. It took longer than I thought to get the tape on there right, but I developed a system after a bit and it started to speed up. I’ve used painters tape to mark once before, on the hanging organizer I made last week. It worked really well. The best part is that you don’t have to actually mark on the quilt! The tape is made with a very gentle adhesive, so it comes off easily when you’re done, and it doesn’t leave any icky residue on the fabric. Oh, and you can re-use it a few times before it completely loses its tackiness. I’m hoping I won’t have to make any more tape-squares; I can just move these from row to row as I go.
And now I am in need of advice from all you lovely seamsters and seamstresses out there. I have little to no experience sewing clothing. My boyfriend came home from work today and showed me this …
… a huge rip in the only pair of pants he has to wear to work. I have today and tomorrow to fix it. I assume I’ll need a patch of some type. I am in dire need of recommendations and tips. Seriously, explain it to me like I’m five years old. I have to have these fixed in about 24 hours