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Monday, October 24, 2011

Guess what I learned....

Triple stitch is an absolute pain the the butt to unpick!!!!But it is do-able thank goodness.  How do I know this?  Coz I have done plenty of it in the last two days.  You see, all the laundry bags are triple stitched for strength and they are also lined.  The way I make them is pretty much the same way I make the Japanese lunch bags.  I sew the outside into a bag, then I sew the lining, then I put them right sides together and sew them together, then finally I unpick a small part of the lining seam to pull them right sides out.  Easy!  Sure, if you don't do triple stitch.  I made that mistake yesterday with the four I sewed but I sat and unpicked while I watched TV with Fly Boy and it was fine - just took longer than it would have had I just sewn with a normal straight stitch.  You would think I would remember that lesson today when I sewed the next four wouldn't you!  Well I did.......until just before I sewed the linings again and then I forgot again!  Grrrr.  Oh well,all's well that ends well and it ended just fine.

Four more bags completed, all except for the top stitching around the top but that can wait till tomorrow.

 Irene did the applique on these ones.  There is one more of hers to complete but I had to pre-wash and pre-shrink some calico for the lining first so that will be tomorrow's job!  I have folded them up so you can see the top band and the applique.
My husband has just arrived home from a two week trip to the States so I will keep this short.  Before I go, don't forget to enter my giveaway.  I will happily post anywhere and if you are one of those bloggers who is having trouble commenting on my blog as sometime inexplicably happens then feel free to enter by sending me an email.

Till next time, I am off to sew a few 6 1/2 inch strips together for our soldier's quilts and for you............happy stitching!


  1. Could you please tell me the size of the Laundry bag, my Son Inlaw would like one


  2. JM you are really churning out these laundry bags now... they fabric's are great that you are using for the initials... wish I lived close to you and I would come sew with you... such a great cause xxx

  3. I love the choice of fabric for the trimming and initals. they will be a great gift and, with all that stitching, nice and strong.

  4. Oh wow, these look fantastic, the boys are going to love them, you're the best!! Love Posie


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