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Sunday, January 04, 2015

What I did yesterday - chiffon sandwich, Waste not Want Not bag and Bay leaves

Photo heavy post - Having vented my frustration yesterday - I decided to make something - so I made another large piece of Waste Not Want Not 'chiffon sandwich' fabric and turned it into a bag.  If you have never made a chiffon sandwich - this is the recipe....
You can use any fabric as a background so long as it is cotton and not too thick - I use up old curtain samples as they are a good size - however on this occasion I joined two pieces together, then applied some Bondaweb
Next step is to take one of my many bags of scraps - including threads and chop them up



Until I have a largish pile of chopped up stuff - this is them scattered over the cotton background

 Cover this with a layer of chiffon - this time I used twinkle nylon instead as it gives a nice shimmer - next step is to stitch in both directions with a basic pattern stitch (easier to show from the back)

Then blast it with a heat gun - this melts the nylon and helps keep it all together - you can just see the melting - right side of the photo below
 
This was then turned into a large bag - which I will now try to see on Etsy ! It has two outside pockets and one inside for a mobile phone (or whatever)




Bay leaves - last summer I had to give my Bay tree a bit of a trim and as you know I hate to throw anything away so I dried the leaves. Now I have a very large quantity of dried leaves and although I use them all the time in my cooking I won't be able to use up all the stock I have - SO if you would like some FOR FREE please let me know and I will post you some.


2 comments:

Gillian Salmons said...

Love the bag....I knew you'd not lost your creativity! :-)Gilli

Living to work - working to live said...

Now that is not a technique I know, but how fab. I can see a lot of opportunities with that technique, especially if a colour co-ordinated approach is taken. (that's just me being a bit anal!)

Great to see you are getting back on track.