This is a Christmas Tree my Stephanie and I have been working on since December. We finally finished it on Saturday, May 23rd. This was made by request of a friend of Stephanie's. The friend's husband made the frame. Seen below. (some of the pictures were taken with a cell phone.
The final tree, it stands about 4'6" tall.
Then we added some batting.
This one shows the fabric on top of the batting and some of the leaves. We hot glued the leaves on.
Found six placemats for $1 a piece at Goodwill. Sewed up the sides and added the bamboo handles that I had in my stash. I have to figure what type of handles to add to the others because I have no more bamboo ones. What do you think??
This pattern is from the Spring Issue of Quilts and More. I had fun trying to find fabrics that went well together. My friend wanting me to try to get the colors that is on the front cover of the magazine. This is what I came up with. This pattern was so easy to make. I altered it a bit, which was also easy, by enlarging it from side to side and height wise.
I had some extra of the main fabric, so I made her a tissue cozy.
I made this for my cousin in South Carolina. It was mostly trial and error. Still have to make the handle, it's going to be nylon webbing and adjustable. I wanted to get your criticism. Thanks, enjoy
Front of bag. Might do some black bias tape around the edge of the flap. Once the strap is in place the gaps on the side should go.
Back of bag
Showing back pocket with two snaps.
Inside showing zipper with elastic to the right for a pen.
Finished bag hanging.
Detail of strap. I actually bought an old bag at Goodwill (they were on sale today 50%off) and took it apart. Used the strap for this bag, saving the zippers and buckles for future bags. This saved me money and time.
The bag full. It was holding 12lbs. I road tested it for my cousin to make sure it could take the weight.