Mine can’t. Every time I bring another sewing machine home, Dear Husband asks… “Can it cook?”
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There’s 13 sewing machines in various locations of my studio and workshop and I have lots of good reasons why I need so many. One in particular can sew through half inch plywood if I ever needed to. Of course Dear Husband asked… “Will you ever need to?”
My old Singer, industrial, walking foot is the grand-daddy of my family of sewing machines and it will sew upholstery for cars, boats, boat covers, etc. Of course Dear Husband asked…”Does this mean I get to buy a boat?” He is soooo funny!!!
There was no boat in his Christmas stocking, but I did buy him a Hummingbird Fish Finder. The carrying case was going to cost as much as the finder, so I decided to make one.
At the thrift store, I went crazy and bought an armload of stuff to “repurpose”, one item of which you see pictured above. Can you guess what it was? In less than 30 minutes, and for only $2.50 I made a carrying case for the fish finder.
When sewing outdoor or marine items a special thread is required of which I only have 5 colours but I do have lots of fabric marking pens. So your tip for today is this… rather than buying a whole selection of these specialized threads, it is much cheaper and easier to buy a pack of marking pens and just colour your thread to match the vinyl.
Dear Husband is going fishing this weekend so he is going to be thrilled about his new, designer “Luxe and Found” fish finder carrying case. That should win me some points.
I was also inspired by this ridiculously ugly ladies’ shirt. My much, much, older sister would wear this but I sure wouldn’t (don’t tell EM I said that). Please forgive me if I have offended anyone that owns a shirt like this … but seriously, I almost took my scissors out of my purse and started cutting on the spot. I love cutting up clothes… best to take them off first though.
2 things I would like you to comment on to help us all get our creative juices going…
- guess what it was that I morphed into the fish finder case
- tell me how you would morph the ugly shirt… show and tell next week