Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hankies

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I thought I’d have to spend all morning learning how to adjust my serger to do rolled hems but I was amazed to discover that it took 5 minutes. Wow. (I have a Brother 1034D, btw) So I cut out 16, 10.25 X 10.25 inch squares of the lightest weight fabric in my stash and serged away.  It took about 2 hours start to finish to make them, only because the rolled hem stitching is so dense. I’d like to make at least 14 more.

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Yoga Mat Carrier Bag

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Now that we have hardwood flooring instead of carpet in the living room, doing any floor exercise, including Yoga on the Wii Fit is pretty painful. I put a yoga mat on my b-day wish list and specified that it be in gray, white, cream or brown as to blend in with our new living room color scheme.

Dh bought me a bright pink one. At least it was a Black Friday special lol! I refuse to put anything in there that doesn’t match my color scheme. I’ve always, ALWAYS had mismatched piece-y rooms and I can’t stand it anymore!

My solution was to make a bag that matched the room so I can store the mat where I use it. I had a gray pant leg in my clothes to reconstruct bin. Trimmed it into a straight rectangle, added stability straps and carrying handle, sewed it into a tube, added a circular bottom and made a drawstring top.

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Let me know what you think. 🙂