Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fabric Scraps - what to make??

As I'm packing for our move soon (read more about our move to Kyoto here), I find some of my earlier projects - small stuff, made mainly from scraps as then I was nervous about cutting into good fabric, scarred of making mistakes and ruinning perfectly good fabric.

Looking at those stuff now, I think they are a perfect way to reduce some of the mounting scraps you might have collected over the months/years of sewing. The final product would make a cute and warm gift to friends and loved ones. It would also be a great excuse to take an afternoon off from sewing serious stuff and wander into your scraps bags looking for matching strips to make one of these items  *smile*

Snack mat in the shape of cup and saucer - it's smaller than placemat and is suitable for kids' snack time
(read more about snack mat here)

Another snack mat in brown

Hand sewed coaster - coffee mug

Another coffe mug coaster

Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for the snack mat and coffee mug coaster??
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12 comments:

okinokiyo said...

sue, memula i tgk apa shape snack mat tu.then baru i nampak the cup& saucer shape. cutenyeeeeeeee...

i plan nak buat gak lah nnti.but then u letak plastik inside ke batting?

My Botang said...

heheh shape saucer tu senget kan.. thanks dear!!
i put batting inside. bley ek put plastic? interesting.. cemana ek?

Zura said...

So cute! Love the first snack matt, the pink one so girly. Oh please Sue, yes to the tutorial! Nak wat jugak. But I doubt my kids can get used to the idea of snack matt, derang tu makan snack sambil running, jumping and making mess all over *sigh*.... :D

BoeyJoey said...

What a splendid way to use up scraps! Did you use eyelet lace on the first snack mat? Beautiful idea :-).

Bea said...

The coffee mug coaster is soooo cute.
Yes to the tutorial too. So I can make one for myself. Tp rasa sayang pulak nak guna sbb cantik sgt!

My Botang said...

Thanks for the kind words on my wonky snack mats and coffee mug coasters y'all.

Will definitely try to make a tutorial one of these days (in between packing - need some projects to keep my sanity)

Zura - same here, my girl pun tak de use the snack mat tu pun, i yg guna..heheheh

BoeyJoey - Thx!! I did use the lace on the first mat, to make it more girly

Bea - I love reading your tutorials - easy to follow with clear steps, will try my best with the coffee mug coaster tutorial one of these days..

mama nuriel said...

sue....chomel la....

MamaDaniel said...

cik sue.. sudilah kiranya mengambil award di rumah saya.. tq...

lia said...

cutenya snack mat and coffee mug coaster ni!ni guna mesin ke jahit tangan?tunjuk la tutorial..saya pun ada banyak scraps yang tak tahu nak buat apa..

My Botang said...

mama nuriel - thanks :D

Mama Daniel - thanks for the award!! I'm truly touched and honoured *hugs*

Lia - snack mat tu machine sewn while the coasters are hand sewn.. insyaallah will prepare a tutorial nnt..

Dina 2010 said...

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I hope you will continue creating and expanding your skills. I truly enjoy browsing through your blog & envy your creativity and commitment in producing so many beautiful things - especially those made out of fabric scraps. Not easy, I know, but enjoyable, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your knowledge through the tutorials, semoga murah rezeki & surely your efforts will be blessed.

MyBotanG said...

Dina - thanks for stopping by and browsing through my humble entries, and thank you for your kind words.

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