We are having a wonderful cold front. Great weather for hot cider and sewing. On one of my research days, I happened onto a tutorial for making a 3D Christmas tree. The tutorial is by the Sewing Directory.
The tree has a retro feel about it. It was fun to make, so today I prepared some more trees. I used scraps and remnants from Christmas Projects Past. All I need to do now is stuff the trees. This can be done when I watch old movies.
After enjoying a short, brisk walk, I started on another project. Last week, I found a tutorial on how to make a lined cosmetic/lunch pouches. Lorrie Nunemaker has great tutorials on how to use a placemat for making pouches. One of the great tips Lorrie gives is on how to use Wonder Tape instead of pins when attaching a zipper. Wow! This tape works great. I have been using fabric glue when attaching zippers. Since the placemat has a thick binding, the Wonder Tape worked better than glue. My only concern is the vinyl. This is the first time I have used the Heatbond Iron-On Vinyl, and I do not know how long this will last. The project took less than an hour to complete.
We are expecting another cold day tomorrow, so I need to find something else to make. There are so many crafters who are so generous in sharing free patterns. I love spending time learning new things.
Also, I am still working on a quilt. I need to pull more fabric from my stash to work on the quilt.
I hope you are enjoying November.