Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Thrifting Adventures

This thrifting adventure is for 2 weeks worth of 4 different Goodwill stores, 4 other thrift stores.
First of all this little metal table brings back memories of  the 60's.  One of my aunt's had one similar when I was little. It comes apart easily to store. Perfect for the grandkids.  (Maybe now I won't have food on my bed).

I plan on putting this in my shop. The original cost was .25. It doesn't have a year on it. I'm guessing '50's.

I love the cheese tray. Just found it yesterday searching the thrift stores of Charlotte Ave. in Nashville.  I guess the side tray is for crackers.

I also found this tablecloth on Charlotte. Fits my table perfect.

I had this for a few weeks. Perfect for my dining table. My brother always needs a toothpick.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vintage Embroidery Idea

Made this necklace from a piece of embroidery scarf.  I added a small ribbon just because I thought it needed something else.

These frames came from Joann's.  Pretty cheap.  It has 2 pieces of glass and the little frame.

Just lay the frame on of embroidery. Draw around the piece and cut it out. Put between the 2 pieces of glass and add the frame. There you have it.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tutorial for Sewing Machine Cover from Pillowcase

Heather from The Vintage Sheet Blog ask that I do a tutorial for a pillowcase sewing machine cover. It should be similar to the one I made here.  Here is my finished product.

Start by picking a pillowcase you like.  I like the ones that have borders.

The finished size should be 24.5" long and 18.5" wide. On this pillowcase I trimmed 5.5" inches from the top. (This will depend on the size of your pillowcase.

Then trimmed 3" off the side.

Turn inside out and sew .5" seam across the top and down the side. Then trim the corner.  Turn inside out and press.

I found some embroidery pieces from an old dresser scarf and cut out each individual one.  Position and  zig zag stitch around all the edges.

Here's a close up.

Cut 4 pieces of ribbon 9.5" long.  Measure down from the top 6" and measure bottom up 6".  Then sew the ribbon on the back side of the pillowcase.  (Two on each side of the pillowcase.
It should look something like this when you finish.

Tie ribbons in a bow and you have a sewing machine cover.

Hope you like.