Yesterday I made a laundry bag from a thrifted pillowcase, using this tutorial from In Color Order.
Because I can never leave well enough alone, I did a couple things differently. For one, I used a ribbon instead of making a string from fabric.
I made my stitch lines slightly lower than in the middle of the hemmed end of the pillowcase, so that it would have more of a ruffle when pulled closed.
I didn't mark sewing lines all around the fabric, either. Instead, I used a pencil to make two marks 1" apart on the seamline. I put the pillowcase under my machine, with the needle down so it wouldn't shift, and marked the machine by the edge of the pillowcase with a removeable tape. Confused? Not to worry, I took pictures :)
Can you see the pencil marks & the pink ape? All I had to do was keep the pillowcase in line with that tape as I sewed :) I did the same thing for the next stitching line...
just a different color tape :) the strips came of my machine cleanly, no sticky left behind!
Omnigrid Glow-Line Tape - there were three colors in the package, but I find the yellow and pink to be more visable.
So quick & easy, it took longer to clear my sewing table than it did to make the bag!
That's one bag closer to being ready for my quilting retreat in a few weeks! Yay!
What have you sewn this week?
I'm linking up to some parties again - go check out everyones great finishes!
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