Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sewing on a Sunday

My Mom used to say, "If you sew on Sunday you'll rip the stitches out with your nose!"  Yeah, I don't get it either.

Anyway, Big Mac woke up with pretty severe back pain this AM so we stayed home from our 45 min. drive to church.  I got my sewing machine out to complete a few projects I've been wanting to finish.  I mended Big Mac's Eagles' lounge pants.  Then I took two wool sweaters that I had felted and turned them into tote bags.

They're pretty cute, if I must say so myself.  I used some of the sleeve material to make the Big Dog a case for his binoculars.  He carries them around in his backpack.

Then I wanted to try the 30-second skirt that I read about on life in a shoe.  I had an old orange T-shirt that was too tight for T-bone's tummy. (that's a good tongue twister..too tight for T-bone's tummy...too tight for T-bone's tummy...too tight for T-bone's tummy...)  I gotta tell you, it's pretty cute and really comfortable!  It buckles a little at the hips, but still not bad. Sorry for the glare on the mirror, but it was the best shot of the skirt I could get.  I gotta say it again, this is just the most comfortable skirt!

Well, hopefully there won't be any nose-induced stitch ripping!  What did you do with your Sunday?



  1. Oh My!! I am off to find some old T-Shirts to turn into skirts! Some people are just SO crafty and think up the neatness things! :)

    It's Sunday - I will risk having to rip the stitches out with my nose! Whatever that means! :lol:

    Thank you for posting these cool ideas!

  2. Wow, and now I discover that you've got a blog too! That skirt thing looks pretty interesting. I may have to give it a try. I am a total rookie at sewing though so it takes me more than 30 seconds just to thread the needle!

  3. Oh, I'm not experienced at sewing AT ALL! But I can do anything with a straight stitch :) and the 30-second skirt took so little sewing. It was a blast.