Bedside Organizer, gifted to my college bound cousin
From Amy Butler’s In Stitches
Fabrics: Main Fabric- Joann’s clearance $3 a yard!
Lining- polka dot cotton print from my stash
Deck- duck cloth
Modifications: I opted to NOT use two layers of duck cloth for the deck and used just one, as I was sure that my machine would break if it had to sew through 4 layers of that and several layers of home deck fabric.
I also used cotton for the lining instead of the home deck fabric (I ran out) and I like the way it turned out, plus it was easier to sew through.
This was seriously the never-ending project. For some reason it just took me forever! I did have issues with needle breakage and jamming of my machine due to the thickness of what I had to sew through. I have a newer Singer machine and I just don’t understand what I am doing wrong. I used size 16 needles!!! I suppose I should be using a denim needle for this kind of work? Regardless, it makes me nervous to attempt the Weekender Bag.
In baby news, my in-laws bought us our travel system (stroller, car seat, etc.) and baby carrier. We are so thrilled and thankful! Mercy didn’t seem to like the carrier much, but it’s not for her anyways.
We’re off to the woods for a camping getaway for the weekend- a nice relaxing weekend and some campfire knitting!