Shh, it's a secret!
My first attempt at a quilty non-quilt item is less than spectacular.
|Travel Iron Tote - needs handles and buttons|
The little travel iron tote -- pattern by Sisters' Common Thread -- looks a lot more intimidating than it is. The instructions are well written, considering it's difficult to describe with words where to put stitching lines in an oversized rectangle.
A template would have been helpful, but I carefully followed each step, double checking measurements along the way. Voila! The amazing thing is the stitching lines really make the thing fold like it's supposed to!
So why do I think it less than spectacular? First, the only elastic I have on hand is pure white so I tried both coffee and tea dying it.
|Attempting tea dye|
Apparently polyester and rubber don't absorb dye, but I did take a little of the whiteness out.
Could I find my button box when I need it? NO. So a stop for buttons will be on today's agenda.
The main reason for my disappointment, however, is the iron I purchased to go in the tote is too big!
I don't have to include the iron in the gift, but I thought it would be a nice touch. I plan to attempt making a bigger one this week at retreat. Stay tuned.
And now I'm off to three days of sewing with some really great friends. Have a great week, Y'all!