Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunday Stash Report week 43

Week 43

Sunday Stash report
I’ve been delighted to be able to make a heap of little things this week. I had prepped a number of projects before I came away. I had made the hand towels up last week and this week I got all the zipper bags that I had cut out done as well as the pot holders.

Some of the fabric I had used iron on clear laminate on but I wasn’t very happy with the results. Making the bags involved having to scrunch the fabric up to turn the bags in the right way and this caused some of the laminate to separate a bit. I am not sure if it wasn’t ironed on well enough of if I shouldn’t have scrunched up the fabric at all. 1.12m

Whatever – they got made and perhaps they will sell anyway given the pattern on the fabric.

 I made 2 red black and white Betty Boop bags and one black and white Pokémon bag with the laminated fabric and 2 other Pokémon bags. I put photos of my finished work on Facebook and a friend has already bagsied one of the Pokémon bags.  

As well as the licensed fabric bags I also made 2 patch worked bags using red and white patch worked fabric. They are a little bigger. I tried a different method with the zipper, using a pattern I found on the web. I stopped following the pattern half way through and so didn’t “box" the bottoms. They ended up looking like pencil cases. ,61m

So I unpicked the side, turned them inside out  and boxed the bottoms, turned them the right way again and the look so much better. 

Another project that I had bought with me to complete were some pot holders. I had 6 pot holders (3 sets of 2) cut ready to go. There were 2 sets of Pokémon pot holders and one set of space invader pot holders. I put photos of these too on Facebook and they elicited quite a bit of interest. .35m

A friend has ordered 5 sets of pot holders from me having seen them on Facebook – she has chosen what I called modern floral fabrics rather than the licensed ones and has asked for the larger size. (25cm square) I have made 2 sets of them but am going to need some more wadding before I can complete the other 3 sets. .78m


So my stats for week 43 are

Fabric used                2.87m        
Fabric added              0.00  
Net                           2.87m

Year to Date
Fabric used               138.27m
Fabric added               78.62
Net                            59.65m

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  1. I tried that iron on laminate too with less than stellar results. Glad to see I'm not the only one! I want to wait a couple of years and see if they come out with a new and improved product.

  2. wondering if I used a pattern I didn't have to scrunch up as much if it would work better. I have a little bit left so think I will give it a go but not holding my breath