Spring sewing brainstorm

Yesterday a giant rainstorm melted the last of our dirty sodden snowpiles and I’d like to think that’s it for snow this season.  As an expression of optimism, I’m brainstorming spring sewing projects. Here’s a photo collection of my inspiration thus far. What am I missing? (besides mending your jeans, Tami…donworry that’s first on the list)

A new bag – A pen exploded in my beautiful orange corduroy bag last summer, which I could kinda hide if I kept it a certain way on my hip, but then half a bottle of hair oil leaked into it. That was the end…of both the bag and the hair oil. I still haven’t sewn another.

Ikea Fabric 6

cornflower blue Ikea fabric

I have this blue Ikea fabric in my drawer, which is calling for an orange exterior. Or maybe green? I use a construction process like this and I’m considering a hobo bag shape with maybe some pleats or a fold-over.  Like on of these beauties…

(c) stitchaline on etsy (click on pic to see posting)

(c) olivetreetextiles on etsy (click on pic to see posting)

(c) christystudio on etsy (click on pic to see posting)

A coin quilt – It’s about time for another quilt. My friend Bonnie at On The Way makes these great quilts out of men’s shirts and that fabric source, combined with the coin quilt motif, might be the next project.

small quilt for julia

Coin Quilt (c) uzbeckistan via flickr

Gnome coin quilt finished

(c) splityarn on flickr

(c) farfallagiallababy on etsy (click on pic for posting)

Somethin’ else – I have several of my grandma’s dress patterns from the 40s and 50s that I’d still like to make. I just need the right fabric…

1940s dress

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2 comments

  1. tami · March 9, 2011

    i like purse one or purse two. purse three is also nice, but it is more like your old one–why not try something new?
    i like the quilts. if i lived by you, i would try to learn to make one too.

  2. bonniehull · March 8, 2011

    wow what a spring ahead! love the IKEA fabric and the bag that has a place to clip keys…always a problem…(I could probably make a whole quilt top in the time I spend searching for my keys, annually). Coin quilt looks very cool…I’m kind f liking the white borders at the moment…

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