Monday, June 7, 2010
Thread Catchers from Old Jeans
I made these today. I saw this idea on Bonnie Hunter's blog. You cut the bottom part of the leg of a pair of jeans off and make a little bag out of it. I cut about 7" or 8" off. The one on the left was cut 7" and the one on the right was cut 8". For the lighter one I added a little stitching embellishment.
On Bonnie's blog one of the ladies in a workshop she was giving was using this as a little trash bag next to her sewing machine. She just had it sitting on the table next to her machine. I'm trying to decide if I want to try to hang these like my other thread catchers do.
My guild is hosting the Colorado Quilt Council in a year and we need to come up with little gifts to make. Last time we did pin cushions. I am going to propose we make these this time. They are super simple to make and cost next to nothing to make.
In case you want to make one:
1. Cut off the bottom 7" or 8" from a leg of a pair of old jeans.
2. Turn it wrong side out and align the side seam in the middle. It helps the bag stand up and you won't have so much bulk to sew through if you put the seam in the middle of each side.
3. Sew the cut edge closed using about 1/2" seam allowance.
4. Box the corners and you are done.
You could line these I suppose, but for me the point is that it's easy and fast. It's a trash bag after all so I don't really care what it looks like on the inside.
Here's a sneak peak at what is currently on my design wall.