Playdate//Beach//Farmer’s Market//Repeat

What a lovely weekend to muck in and sew some bits & bobs for my little abode and to launch for my Creative Sewing Sessions.  I created some new European covers for our lounge pillows and they have really brightened and refreshed our living space.

I used a very simple overlap instead of any fussy fine trimmings, so this project is perfect for beginner sewing enthusiasts.

Using a home decor, heavier-weight fabric will definitely give your covers a professional finish and they’ll keep their shape and sit nicely.

There are so many baskets, shoppers and totes on the market, but the joy of doing it yourself and creating one is so rewarding.  I debuted my Playdate//Beach//Farmer’s Market//Repeat tote bag at the markets on Sunday.  It got lots of attention and fit all my veggies, bread & cupcakes.

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The simple gusset at the bottom really allows you to fill it with all the important stuff and is easy to incorporate by cutting a square from the bottom edges of the square bag pattern.

The simplest things to make are usually the most fun, especially when it’s something that serves an immediate purpose.  I found the Nate Berkus fabrics at JoAnn’s Fabric & Craft Store and they are of such good quality.  There’s a whole collection that I need to go and purchase!

If you’re an SF South Bay Local, join me at my kitchen table and learn to sew!

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