My ideas for the wristlet and tie t-shirt came from my obsession with pinterest, who doesn't love that site!!!! I do have to confess this is take 2 on the tie t-shirt. You must wash your tie before sewing it to a white shirt...I learned the hard way and found a really nice pink shirt in the sink. So I did what everyone would do and I bought color remover and it worked until I forgot about it and left it too long so the tie became discolored. Out with the seam ripper and took that tie off and dug through my hubby's closet for another one...without further ado I bring you tie t-shirt!
I found that this was the quickest of all the projects. I did remember this time to prewash the tie and then I just pinned the skinny part of the tie around from the left side to the right shoulder, then started pleading and pinning. Took it to the poor neglected sewing machine and starting sewing. I will say that it was a little difficult to sew over the pleads as they were really thick but I just went slow and it worked well. I am so excited that I now have another shirt to wear. The first one was a red tie and was super cute, too bad I did not get any photos of it. I did at least get to wear it to work once!
I made a bag like this last week and the girls from my work liked it so much they wanted one! I sent them off to the fabric store to get some fabric and promised them that I would find some time to get it done! Well it only took 2 weeks to muster up the energy and time!!! I love the colors and the ribbon is so fun! I used a plain black backpack and cut strips of fabric with my pinking sheers to 3 1/2 inches, then took each strip and basted it with the sewing machine. Then pulled the bobbin thread to create the ruffle, then sewed each strip onto the bag added the ribbon at the top to finish it off, made a fabric flower and the bow. The bow had a pin back on it so that if you want to wash the bag you can and not ruin the bow.
As we are nearing the holidays I might find myself with little time to craft or sew. I am even thinking about ordering my Christmas cards this year. Usually I make them but just not sure I can find the time. Just too much to do!!!!