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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Having fun making reversible aprons

 I have been making some reversible aprons. All of these aprons are fully reversible, with contrasting fabrics on both sides. They were fun to make. Sometimes its fun to make something different for a change of pace. I made the western one for my 24 year old daughter Cassandra who loves horses and has five horses that she rides.
 This is a full apron I made using a pretty red, black and white floral  fabric. I used a black and white print for the contrast. The picture below is the reverse side. It even has a pocket too. The pockets don't show up too well in my pictures. The pockets have a cuff fabric in a contrast color.
 The apron below I made in a fun chicken fabric. The reverse side is red with chicken fabric for the contrast.

 The apron below is made with some bird fabric from my stash that I never found the right quilt to use it in. I think it looks great in the apron.
 This is the reverse side of the apron below. Sorry the picture ended up sideways. What apron is your favorite? I love hear hear feedback if you'd like to comment. Thanks for looking! Have a great day.

Corn bags and Singer Featherweight

 Here is a picture of some corn bags I made a few days ago. They work great as warm packs and you can even freeze them for ice packs. They are made from flannel material and shell corn. You heat them in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes for this size. I will explain how to make them below.
 Take a fat quarter made of flannel or 100% cotton material and fold it in half, them cut it in half to get two rectangles. Sew around the edges leaving an opening for turning and filling with shell corn. (Use shell corn that is not dusty and is clean.)
 Fill the bag with 5 cups shell corn or you may use rice if desired. I like to use a canning funnel to fill my bags.
 After filling the bag with corn or rice slip stitch the opening shut by hand or machine and enjoy. They keep their heat for a long time.
 My husband bought me a Singer Featherweight 221 sewing machine for Christmas yaa...! I have been wanting one for a long time and wanted one in excellent condition. This one is perfect. I brought it to my sewing machine guy at the sewing center to get lubed and inspected before I started using her. I named her Fredricka after my late great-grandmother. I enjoyed sewing with her today. I love vintage machines. I am lucky also to have such a wonderful husband.