Saturday, June 27, 2020

Always Read the Instructions Twice!!!!!

It saves a lot of time, angry words and unpicking.    Ask me how I know.    For sometime I have had a pattern bookmarked for a cute little fabric bin and ready to make one day.   Well that day arrived today as I needed to make some bins for my sewing room tables to hold all those little fiddly bits that really belong nowhere special.  When doing my big clean up a while ago lots of scraps were sorted and one in particular I thought would be a suitable piece to make my first bin out of.    Making this bin and any other items to help keep my sewing room tidy are part of my WOOFA challenge.

After cutting  the necessary pieces out for some reason I shut the site down and started sewing by memory.  Big mistake.    I have no idea what made me sew both the main fabric and the lining fabric together especially when I have made enough bags to know that they are sewn separately, one inserted into the other, turned right way around then sewn together around the top.

Anyway after much unpicking and ironing my first fabric bin is completed.


I like to use a light coloured fabric for lining as it makes it easier to see what is lurking at the bottom and seeing that pink is the rainbow scrap colour for this month it fitted in perfectly.     I did make one adjustment to the pattern and that was to sew a small triangle across each corner  in order to make the bin corners stand up straighter as they tended to flop outwards even though I used a very stiff lining.

Back soon and in the meantime


Happy sewing all

17 comments:

Janice said...

Grrr! Don’t you hate that! The final product did turn out well in the end. Worth persevering with.

Maria said...

Oh sew annoying but pleased you had a great finish.....

kiwikid said...

I think we all sew from memory at some stage at other and then learn not to do it!! Well done on the finish, it looks great.

Fiona said...

The bin is great... and it looks like you learnt some new tricks... or nontricks???
Hugz

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your new bin looks great and I REALLY love that outer fabric which you've used. Now that you've figured out the trick to making this one, you can go ahead and make lots more.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Enjoy your new PINK fabric bin, Karen!

Ondrea said...

Well done! I need to read 3 times lol.

White Rose said...

Hi Karen what a bummer ,but on the up you won't make that mistake again. I also love your new bin ,I am glad you preserved with it,well done xx

Jenny said...

That's a cute little fabric bin, I really need to make some of those myself.

Angela said...

What a happy little basket. You won't remember later that it gave you such a hard time while you were sewing.

Cheryll said...

It's very CuTe I must say... & very useful too. Well done on completing your WOOFA challenge this month... xox

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

The biggest problem I have is not reading directions because "I know what I'm doing"......that's usually a sign of something bad about to happen. The good news is that you got the fabric bin done and you got a WOOFA finish! Good job!

jude's page said...

Read the instructions twice, usually goes along with that other saying of "Measure twice, and cut once!"

dq said...

Oh wow, a homemade fabric bin! That is a lovely idea! I have not ever thought of making them.

grammajudyb said...

Cute bin! You can never have too many places to stash stuff!

Susie H said...

Read directions? What in the world does that mean??? Lol! Your bin turned out beautifully in spite of the blunder. Good job!

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