Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cutting Frenzy

I do not like cutting fabric. I enjoy sewing but not the cutting bit. But for lack of anything more interesting to do, I decided to bring out my stash of fabric scraps and started cutting. For the last two days, I have been cutting 2 1/2" squares...and as I don't have a rotary cutter, I have been doing this with scissors. Not an enjoyable task but I continued on just the same.

I had no intention of making anything with the squares right away. But then,  I just couldn't resist quickly trying out
this tutorial.

I haven't stopped sewing since! 

How cute are these patchwork drawstring bags?

And they are completely reversible!

Couldn't stop at just two...made one more!

The reverse...recognize that fabric?

Once I had the squares ready, the sewing process was really not that tedious.  I can definitely say I had a wonderful time even!

I still have loads of squares left and still more scraps to cut out, and so expect more patchwork projects from me really soon...

I don't really know if you are aware that this is my 99th post.  So...should you anticipate some sort of giveaway come my 100th post?  Sure, why not!  That will happen around Easter so come back then, ok?  The 'giveaway' will have something to do with this...


  1. I'm with you on the hate cutting part. I even put off starting projects because cutting isn't fun! Those are really cute little bags. Glad you got past the cutting!

  2. Aren't those all so cute! Oh girl, you really must get a rotary cutter! ::clapping hands here:: Oh goodie, I love giveaways. And with Sunday being my birthday, it would be great to win something!

  3. I feel the same about cutting. Wish someone else could do it all for me. Oh well, it's part of the pleasure isn't it?

    Those patchwork bags turned out adorable though! Might have to go make some of those for myself.

    And oooh, ahhh, I'm wondering if it's the bag you're giving away or the pattern for it. Either way it will be juicy.

  4. Your drawstring bags are adorable - I've seen that tutorial at Ayumi's site but hadn't gotten around to trying it yet - I think I should give it a whirl!

  5. Those are so cute. I love them. I can't wait for the giveaway. I love those too. One day I'll actually win one. lol