Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Home Made Rug

I decided to make a rug.  It's a decision that all women must make at some point in their lives and I have.
Eyeballing the space on my floor I decided to make a rug 80cm by 45cm, using scraps of fabric I already have, and to make it look like this.

I used a post on A Beautiful Mess for directions. 
To make it the correct size I need strips of fabric that are 155cm long, so the colour scheme made need to change based on what fabric I actually have. Which is this:

 I then cut the fabric into thin strips and plaited them into several long plaits.
I then glued the plaits onto a piece of weird blue fabric I had, that was nice and sturdy.  

I sewed along the edges of each plait, making sure to go through to the material underneath, then trimmed the edges to make them look intentionally uneven rather than the unintentionally uneven they were. And the finished result:

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