Friday, February 25, 2011

Practically Sewing ala Soulemama

Recently my favorite blog, Soulemama  posted that she was doing some sewing for her home... quick little projects that were a bit of instant gratification and necessary.
I had one of the  projects in mind as well.
As you know, we sold our dishwasher and now all of our dishes are washed by  hand.
I picked up a drying rack and mat at the local thrift store, but the mat was plastic and the water seemed to just sit and get a bit stagnant underneath the mat and just make a terrible mess.

I used some dish towels under there, still not good enough...
I ended up buying a mat at a kitchen outlet while in Pigeon Forge.
It was handy, but in all actuality I needed TWO!
So to the sewing machine I went.... and came up with this.
I took an old but still very absorbent towel,  folded it equally into three sections so it would be nice and fluffy. I then sewed down the sides and then turned it inside out. I sewed up the open edge and embellished it with some pretty strips of vintage linens.
I think it turned out quite nicely.
Now when this one is in the wash...
This one can be used!

And the BEST part is.... it didn't cost me a penny. :)

My Cup Runneth Over...


  1. This is my kind of sewing...... My skills are not good enough to sew things that I can wear, but I do these little projects around the house, repair seams, and hems. Well done!

  2. Great Idea....jus stumbled up on your blog...love it!!! Can't wait to read more!

  3. Great idea Chasity! Hope you guys are all doing well!