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Sewing

Posted by Greg on November 5th, 2008 with tags: , , ,

Yenari is off of work for a few weeks because of her back problem – she’s been hurt since August and doing modified duty at the hospital, but now they don’t have any work for her to do (she finished it all!) so she’s left to her own devices…which means…the Asian sewing sweatshop is in business!

Yenari is all about recycling and making the most of all of the left over fabrics she has from previous projects.  She found a tiny bit of racing car fabric that was left over from a pair of pajamas she made for Duncan for his birthday last year.  It’s a little boy-like, but she decided to go for it anyway and make a bib – here’s a photo:

Front of the bib

Front of the bib

For the backing, she stuck with the leftover theme and used an old dress shirt of mine that had a big hole in the elbow and was beyond repair (believe me, she tried repairing it many times).  The shirt, a Brooks Brothers non-iron shirt, was a gift to me from Yenari and was one of my favorites.  Here’s a photo of the back, and also of the original shirt.

Back of the bib

Back of the bib

Original source of the bib backing

Original source of the bib backing

For the ultimate in leftover fabric projects, I present the following: a baby blanket Yenari made (months before our wedding, even) out of a huge assortment of leftover pajama fabrics from years worth of presents.

Left over fabric blanket

Left over fabric blanket

Luckily the Pjs were a mix between blues and pinks, so the blanket should be good whether it’s a boy or a girl!  The great experimenter Yenari didn’t know how to do quilting – this was a total improvisation based on about 10 minutes of watching quilting videos on YouTube (can you imagine more boring videos than quilting videos?).  Yenari’s favorite quilting video would definitely have to be Quilting with Buck – it’s a winner.

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