sensible sewing with sheets

After the fun of sewing and patchworking for gifts – fun because it’s always a great excuse to add to the fabric stash – I’ve been doing some sensible sewing.  Using up some of the flat bed sheets I think I mentioned. 

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Also making my very first buttonholes – yay!  Although, with a machine like Juki, I can take none of the credit.  Juki has an intelligent buttonhole foot that you plug in and Juki knows exactly what size the button is.

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Anyway this opens up endless possibilities for future sewing projects, I have to say!  In the meantime, it enabled me to sew a quilt cover (using 2 sheets) and add buttons to the flap.    I had enough fabric left over from each sheet to make 2 x 2 pillow cases.

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Not necessarily the colour scheme I had planned for the bedroom, but it’s a “new” quilt cover and 4 pillow cases.   I still have some flat double-sized sheets yet to use.  So will set to work cutting and sewing up even more quilt covers this coming week.  

8 thoughts on “sensible sewing with sheets

  1. I like the stripe/floral combination very much. Those automatic buttonhole makers are awesome, aren’t they? Put on the foot, plug in the button, hit the right button on the machine and go!

    • I’m not a flowery person, but I can live with this quilt cover, since I’ve got it on the bed with the stripes on top. I have more sheets, and therefore more flowers, to sew up. Waste not, want not, is my motto ^^

    • well I did have button hole foot on my old machine, but not with automatic sizing, and I never dared try it. I have to say, the “intelligent” foot really makes it child’s play.

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