And another way to use up scraps is to make cushions. And use up the ribbons and ric rac which has multiplied in this house. The MOST wonderful discovery of the week is this.....
Wonder tape, and no, Wonder Tape does not know me, and I am simply showing you something I LOVE. It is a double sided tape which you stick on the fabric, and then place the ribbon or ricrac on to, and it holds it in place, and the sewing machine needle glides right through it so your ribbon is absolutely straight, with no kinks from pins. It is also amazing when you want to hold the zipper in place as you sew. It is BRILLIANT and I should d have laid in a large supply, because I have used half a roll already. You can get it at Sew Essential here in the UK and through Amazon in the USA, but I know loads of other places sell it too. And the best bit? It dissolves completely in the first wash. You will be able to amaze everyone with your straight sewing. Well. I am amazing myself at least.
See? Straight lines. See the crown ribbon?
And the little Union Jacks??
Sewing is revolutionised around these parts. I am full of ideas.
So it is time for the ripple now, and some coffee. It has not rained so far today. A great blessing because i am very tired of the wetness. Aqua tomorrow....... that is the RIGHT kind of wet!!