Habibis, I just barely used up more fabric than I purchased this month! And for the rest of the year, my fabric purchases should be minimal, so I’m pretty excited to get back into shape.
I purchased six yards of fabric in April and I used 6.73 yards, on the following projects:
Tablet cover (actually two – there were two attempts) – 1.5 yards
Cloth napkins – 1.2 yards
Drawstring bags – .8 yards
A gift for my niece that I haven’t posted yet – 1.15 yards
A couple of dog beds that Ihaven’t posted yet – 1.28 yards
This means my incoming total for the year is 85 yards and my outgoing total for the year is 25.48 yards. My net for the year is 59.52 in. That’s still so much. I’m confident that it’ll keep dropping as the year goes on. Maybe by December I’ll break even!
I made a couple of drawstring gift bags, one for my mom and one for my niece. I pulled out a couple of lovely Asian-inspired fabrics that I kind of hoard, because they’re so pretty. I know I shouldn’t do that; what good is a stash of fabrics that I don’t want to use because they’re too pretty? One was too small, but the other worked for my mom’s bag.
Here’s my mom’s:
It’s about 16″ by 10″, I think. I realized after I started working on it that I hadn’t paid attention to the directionality of the fabric, so the flowers (lotuses, I think?) are sideways rather than vertical. I don’t think my mom will mind. I was careful about that for the second bag, though.
This one is for the baby. I needed it to be large, so I used close to a yard of fabric. This is another one I’ve had in my stash for years, and it’s so cute, so I figured I should really use it.
I used white ribbon as the drawstring for both.
I used flannel scraps, baseball fabric, my old ironing board cover, and a brown star print that coordinated with the cover, to make some dog beds and dog pillows.
Old ironing board cover:
Two dog mats made from it: