Monday, January 18, 2016

Wrappin' It Up

I've joined the Smalls SAL again this year, but having completed the SAL last year I now have a significant pile of unfinished finishes in my workspace.  So along with stitching a small every month, I've decided I need to get cracking on some finishing!  It isn't part of the official SAL, more of a personal goal.  Last month I shared the Altoid tin topper, and here is my latest project.
This was my small from last February.  I finished it as a jar wrapper, and I'm really pleased with it!  I was planning to fasten it with snaps, but then I realized that since the jar was glass, I could simply sew the fabric together and "slide" it on (or off, if I want to make others).  And as part of this little project, I was able to use a spool of thread from an old stitcher's stash that my dad bought at an auction.  Seeing that little wooden spool on top of my sewing machine made my heart happy - it is always nice to think that someone's leftovers have been put to good use.

4 comments:

cucki said...

Beautiful jar xx

Melinda Forbes said...

This is such a great idea. And it fits perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely idea. The backing fabric matches the stitching perfectly too.

Brigitte said...

A very creative idea!

Decision Made

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