Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sewing for FH

Here are some of the long awaited pictures of the sewing projects that booting the trading post off the kitchen table.

First is one of the modified shirts for FH to wear. The buttons and pocket were cut off and the front sewn shut. I did one for LittleD too, but he was really good at hiding this weekend. I still have a shirt for each of them left to modify. The head scarf is a square of fabric 1 yard x 1 yard. Right now it's machine basted in place. I fully intended to sew the hems by hand at the Rendezvous, but he needed it thanks to the sun. I'll get another one started soon too.

Here's the first bag I made for FH. It fits his mallet and other long tools for leather projects. The green fabric is wool from a coat I found at Goodwill for $0.50 and cut up. Gotta love summer dealts on winter items!
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what this is?
Ta da! It's a place to keep leather tools organized!
I made the pattern up the other day and literally sewed the pockets in place with a tool in them for spacing. I was in a hurry and couldn't get to my craft room for green thread, so the ends are sewn closed with the natural I was using on the bag itself. I still need to get something on the back to tie the bag closed when it's rolled up.

That's all for now. I need more canvas before I can do any more bags. I have fabric for a shirt and a long-sleeved waistcoat for FH but I don't have the patterns yet. I do have fabric for an apron of my own and a new petticoat. My friend, Donna, has the patterns and the plan is to cut them out next week.

I'm going to get back to minis for a while. I was sick of sewing before I started. ;-)

Oh before I forget, I bought FH a present from a trader at the 'Vous:
The horn is transparent enough that when he puts powder inside, we'll be able to see it! I thought it was the coolest thing ever! :-)


rosanna said...

Kat you are so clever at sewing!! I wish I were half as good as you. I love your minis as well. Big hugs

tarapiglet said...

You guys are so cool! I love renaissance festivals. I wish I could go to one... I remmeber going to one when I was a little kid and it as my kinda scene.

Debie Lyons said...

Kat you are so resourceful and I love seeing all the things you have made.
Debie x

Katie said...

Oh Kat! I love that tool organizer you made! So inventive to sew the pockets with the stuff in place!! :)

Sans said...

Kat, your friends & hubby are so lucky! Those things you made are way cool, man! :) I really love love love "tool holders". I think I am a man when it comes to loving hardware. The pieces of tools look so good in your leather pockets. Yes, I love em more than cooking wares and needles. By the way, is the mystery "bundle" a tea cosy? That's my guess.

Caseymini said...

Kat, I figured out in general what the bundle was. I make holders for my knitting needles and sometimes colored pencils like that. You did it really well. I never made a flap to fold down over the top so the tools wouldn't fall out. Great idea! Looking good. You must have found a camera cord somewhere?LOL

Kim said...

You are such a talented seamstress! The horn is so beautiful- and to be able to see how much powder is left must be very useful! I would just sit and look at it though- it's like a piece of art!

Alice said...

I love the tool holder! When I saw it, my guess was close. This is because years ago I make something similar for my DH to hold his metric wrenches. He still uses it. I made the tie for his out of bias tape I had folded over and sewn shut, and I tacked it to the tool holder near one end of the roll. It isn't pretty, but it is functional.

I know what you mean about being sick of sewing before you started. That happens to me too, but then there are times that I can't stop because I am having too much fun.

Anonymous said...

Ooo - I love that tool roll. Nice and clean :)