But I was itching to get back into the sewing room. Sewing is de-stressing for me. Except when I mess up. Then I get all kinds of cross. LOL.
Knowing camping season is upon us, I thought I would do a project related to that. I pulled the box of already waiting supplies out and went to work. I LOVE it when its all there and ready and I don't have to go buy anything.
I used an internet tutorial that can be found at Fly Through Our Window. I like it better than some of the other tutorials because it had a little extra touch of piecing the top and doing some triple stitching to make it look fancier.
I decided to make two so one could be hanging up drying while the other is in use.
Start to finish these took about 2 hours each. It could be done quicker but I cut each strip one at a time instead of layering and I was watching movies while I did it.
I altered the pattern a bit. It called for 5 of the larger strips and 4 of the smaller. This was too large for camping. It also started with the smaller strips on the outside and I changed it to the larger. This left me with a size I liked. The pattern also called for the strips to be longer than I made them. I went with the measurement of the shortest material I had - which ended up being 19 inches and I am happy I did. Somebody must have some huge counter space to work with to use the original dimensions.
Easy project with clear instructions. The possibilities are endless on your fabric choices. I beginner sewer could do this. The hardest thing is the hand sewing from where you pull it all to the right side after stitching. I just did a temp stitch and when I top-stitched over the whole thing I pulled my hand stitches out.
So what have you done from Pinterest lately?