Happy, wonderful #NeedleWorkMonday everyone!!
Today, I present to you the result 😊:
It started with the idea of sewing the #NeedleWorkMonday logo and I decided on cross stitch which felt more manageable for me. I followed the logo pattern and transferred it to my spreadsheet and added an "I" and a 💓 (you will notice that the pattern changed in the end 😁):
I had a dark blue cross stitch fabric Aida cloth and I wanted to highlight the words in sparkly silver thread and the only one I had was my crochet yarn which I decided to give it a try:
Once I was all set, I started working on the cross stitch piece starting from the bottom:
Using the sparkly silver yarn was quite a challenge because the yarn is much thicker and it gets a bit messy going through the holes.
Then, I continued with the heart and I decided to change the "I" to the spool of thread instead which in a way, looked like an "I"!
Next, it was time to add the needle:
And the worked piece (I added a strand of thread into the needle):
The next thing was to decide what to do with the piece. I looked around and there it was, staring at my face:
I would add the cross stitch piece as a pocket to my pocketless tote bag!
I went ahead to cut out the cross stitch that I have worked on:
But before I could add it to the tote bag, I wanted to hide all the messy pattern thread first by sewing a back piece to the cross stitch.
I cut out a piece of fabric, similar to the tote bag and folded the edges to be hidden as I sew it onto the cross stitch piece:
Next, I carefully sewed the pocket onto the bag. It took quite an effort to maneuver the sewing because the tote bag was ready made. We need to make sure that we do not accidentally sew the bag shut:
And it works! But the pocket was a little narrower than I hoped which meant that the sides could not reach the tote bag's handle:
Here is the view of the inside:
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My Actifit Today : July 29 2019
The handyman came over today and was drilling holes on the walls. I busied myself dusting, sweeping and mopping, following the handyman, going around the house.