Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pinterest Inspired Projects for my Sewing Group.

I teach a wonderful group of ladies from my community . We call ourselves The Winter Sewing Group. It started out as  my brainchild , I would say six or seven years ago and it has become a wonderful way to forget the harsh winters we sometimes have on the east coast of Canada even for just one afternoon a week..

My ladies make me feel like a star. They are always so complimentary of my self made clothes that I usually take along a couple of pieces for a Show and Tell segment of our class which they seem to love..This week I took this jacket made last fall

and a top which I haven't shown you yet but will be my next post as it is part of a threesome.

I bought the fabric for this jacket online at Mood but there is a slightly heavier version at Fabricville right now and on sale too.

The ladies were very happy with my project ideas this year   and I admit that  I always put  a lot of effort in coming up with something new. I also make plenty of samples.

Besides the reading shawl shown here, the mug thingy shown here, the Rachel Comey skirt but of course lengthened,,the yoga pant from former years but made into slim pants or jeggings, this year,Pinterest was a big factor in the other projects I chose.

I admit to being totally addicted to Pinterest These images fueled my creative fire and I can't stop making the tee shirt necklaces and scarves.


I made many samples but here are a few.

I admit that some of my samples were made using fabric yardage rather than tee shirts and it's been fun experimenting.


I love this one where I used the ring from a belt and stoppers instead of beads .This was my inspiration.

I made larger "tubes" to use as scarves. The fabric for bothof these is a sweater knit.

I added a bit of braiding to this one,

Another big favorite from Pinterest was this type of scarf because it uses up fabric scraps that are a little larger.

How To Make A Scarf {handmade} I Heart Nap Time | I Heart Nap Time - Easy recipes, DIY crafts, Homemaking:            Scarf:

And these are scarves I  made.

If you want some instructions on any of these items, please let me know, and I'll post directions
at Diana's Sewing Lessons.

I managed to sew other things this week because I declared a sewing vacation for myself. I needed a break from housework .I'm not finished what I want to show you next but you know I'll be back.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

Your jacket is stunning!

Vicki said...

I love them all. Very clever and what a fun way to spend a winter afternoon.

Easily Amewsed said...

That is an awesome jacket. Wow, I really like the second set of scarves with the buttons! They wouldn't drip into things. I hope you do a tutorial for them.

Gail said...

I really love the style and practicality of the reversible jacket. Fabulous!

Irene said...

Your jacket is lovely! We must think alike, as I have a very similar one planned for class samples, and I, too, have been playing with strips of knit fabric for necklaces and scarves. Thank-you so much for the added inspiration!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You really went for it with those scarves! They are just awesome!

me said...

Your jacket is beautiful - and the necklaces - great idea. I love the scarves and would love to see 'how' you made them. I spotted them on a post the other day!!

RJ said...

I really like your jacket. I think the lines are very flattering. I've tried to find a similar pattern but have just not found quite the right look...classic and elegant. Some of the similar patterns seem much more casual in their lines.
Is it possible that you might consider sharing the pattern brand and number? Thank you very much. I use many of your tutorials as I return to sewing after a long hiatus.

Lolsews said...

I would love to know how you made the scarves with the buttons. I just signed up for your blog!