Friday, February 25, 2011

Practically Sewing ala Soulemama

Recently my favorite blog, Soulemama  posted that she was doing some sewing for her home... quick little projects that were a bit of instant gratification and necessary.
I had one of the  projects in mind as well.
As you know, we sold our dishwasher and now all of our dishes are washed by  hand.
I picked up a drying rack and mat at the local thrift store, but the mat was plastic and the water seemed to just sit and get a bit stagnant underneath the mat and just make a terrible mess.

I used some dish towels under there, still not good enough...
I ended up buying a mat at a kitchen outlet while in Pigeon Forge.
It was handy, but in all actuality I needed TWO!
So to the sewing machine I went.... and came up with this.
I took an old but still very absorbent towel,  folded it equally into three sections so it would be nice and fluffy. I then sewed down the sides and then turned it inside out. I sewed up the open edge and embellished it with some pretty strips of vintage linens.
I think it turned out quite nicely.
Now when this one is in the wash...
This one can be used!

Hurrah!
And the BEST part is.... it didn't cost me a penny. :)

My Cup Runneth Over...

3 comments :

  1. This is my kind of sewing...... My skills are not good enough to sew things that I can wear, but I do these little projects around the house, repair seams, and hems. Well done!

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  2. Great Idea....jus stumbled up on your blog...love it!!! Can't wait to read more!

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  3. Great idea Chasity! Hope you guys are all doing well!

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