Sunday, September 9, 2007

Mae's Favorite Barkcloth: Holly Hobbieland

Sewing in the zipper.

Mae found a favorite barkcloth among the wonderful collection I just purchased on ebay. (You can see my collection of scenic barkcloth here). It looks like the home of Holly Hobbie and I think it must have been produced in the 70s. She made a changepurse yesterday. We have made things together before, and with each project she wants to do more on her own. She cut out the fabric, pinned it, and sewed it on the machine. One of the favorite features of my Viking Husqvarna is the low speed setting. It's great for sewing very thick fabrics, and it's perfect for young sewers because it's slow and steady.

I had to sew in the lining, that has to be done by hand in very small stitches. She is really proud of her changepurse. (me? oh just a little :)


Blaize said...

Tell Mae that she did a great job. I like especially the particular part of the pattern that she chose to use for the purse.

Ruben Bike said...

beatyfull... nice job... greetings from mexico

Kerry said...

Thanks Blaize - Mae appreciates your comment. I gave her 4 business size envelopes to use as a crop and said "find a good spot" - I think she did.

Thanks for stopping by ruben bike!

Beth said...

I adore the little barn! It reminds me of my Grandparent's barn that just burned down. :( So this little piece is almost like a fond memory of it!