Friday, November 24, 2006

Left over lovliness

So what to do with left over felted fabric that I cut from the Run About Bag? I thought about leaving the pieces flat and using them for spare hot pads, but they were just too pretty for that.

There is always a shortage of coasters in our house (the baby tends to wander off with them) so I turned one piece into simple coasters. It proved to be a good project for my 13yo who for some reason was fascinated with the border stitch. The top two we did with yarn. The bottom is embroidery thread, which doesn't show up very well.

The other piece clearly needed to become a small bag of some sort. It turned out to be just the right size for an eye glass case. I folded up the bottom to form the case and sewed it by machine. I then folded down the top to fold a flap. I added a magnetic snap and covered it up with a funky button. I got the stripe on the side by folding it horizontally instead of vertically. It is 7 inches long and 3.5 inches tall. I like it enough that I would consider making another on purpose. It would be easy to knit a big rectangle, felt it and then cut it to size.


Janice said...

Love the eye glass case.. it is adorable!!

Allison said...

Very clever way to reuse it. Too bad the runabout didn't work! It sure looked pretty in the photo.