Monday, May 3, 2010
Small zippered bags
These were my first "in the hoop" embroidery projects. I was amazed that they were so simple to do and I just kept making them, so my family will be the recipient of some of these.
I tried using some faux leather and it worked pretty well. I wanted to try some ultra suede but in my tiny little town, the only fabric we have is in a Wal-Mart. I guess I should be lucky that this one still has a fabric section. Sometimes you need fabric and notions and just don't have time to drive an hour to get it at quilting stores.
So many Wal-Marts are losing their fabric, which is kind of sad. As much as I love the very nice quilting fabrics sometimes you just want inexpensive fabric for some projects.
I also liked using the variegated thread as in the top picture. Every month I try to buy a few spools of embroidery thread to improve my thread stash. My husband just doesn't get it. I told him if I had that new embroidery machine I HAD to have the thread too! LOL Actually, he is really good to me, he just likes to give me a hard time!