Tuesday, June 16, 2009
When it rains, I sews....
I love rainy weather because I get that cozy-homey feeling and I want to bake and sew and do all things domestic. Today I made brownies (yum-O!) and then I turned to the "workshop" for a little sewing. This is what I came up with....water carriers. I started with this tutorial from Pink Chalk Studios and although it's adorable, it's fairly difficult to make due to the fussy round bottom. I'm a woman of simplicity and I really hate struggling with a "fun" sewing project, so I discovered another water carrier tutorial from Mad Quilter that had a square bottom and was MUCH easier to sew. The other plus to this water carrier is that it will hold an 800 ml bottle of water which is larger than the other carrier. With summer coming on, I think I'll stitch up a few more of these.
I used some ideas from both tutorials and improvised using materials I had on hand. Instead of pellon or Insul-brite, I used a thin cotton batting to line my carriers. Instead of twill tape or nylon straps, I used grosgrain ribbon for my straps. You could also make straps out of the fabric you used for your carriers. Change up the patterns and add embellishments in any way you'd like.