My sewing space is a mess. I have inherited some supplies from Ingrid and I just don't have any place to put the stuff. My cutting table was piled high with so much stuff. It was distressing. Last week I decided that I would just start sewing and use up the stuff on the table. I made a dog bed from some old quilt blocks that I bought for a dollar at the thrift store. I liked the animal fabric (zebras and such) and did not realize that the fabric was already cut up and sewn together as squares. I just threw them together, put in a zipper and called it good.
I found some other squares in the same stash. I decided to make a tote bag with a tabbed zipper. I finished it today, after several permutations on the zipper. I am pleased with the results. I can use it as my carry on when I travel to see Mom for a weekend.
I used it to mend Max's leather jacket. It never protested.
I also emptied out a basket and found a couple of pieces of narrow, but long, batting. What the heck am I saving THAT for? You know. Just in case.
The Kenmore was all set up so I "experimented" with one of the stretch stitches and sewed the two pieces together, edge to edge. It worked great. Now I have one long piece of 6 inch wide batting instead of two long pieces of 3 inch wide batting.
I had fun making stuff with what I had on the table. It was also quite gratifying to finally mend Max's jacket. The other armpit seam is coming apart, too. Guess I will have to fix it. I honestly think that this jacket is too small for him. But he loves it and I love him so I will fix it all up. Then I can get it out of here.