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What can I make from this?

New postby temom on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:12 pm

From a grab bag, I received a piece of black linen fabric, that looks like burlap, but with a much tighter weave. The description says it is light weight burlap look linen fabric . It is 1.25 yards, and 45 inches wide.
It is gorgeous, but I don't know what to make from it.

What would you do with it?
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby lendube on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:20 pm

That's an easy one, Theresa. I'd make a sleeveless shirt-style top, maybe double breasted with copper buttons. Don't know why but that just popped into my head. You cold dress it up or down.
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby MartySews2 on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:45 pm

Is the fabric soft? If not, I think it would make a great handbag. Just some thoughts.
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby temom on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:31 am

It is very soft. When I saw it I scoffed, then I touched it, and saw how close the weave was. This is certainly not burlap!
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby MartySews2 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:49 am

Then I see a nice sleeveless shell with some type of interesting neckline detail. I like Butterick #5608.
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby temom on Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:48 am

Marty, that is a gorgeous pattern! Too bad I don't have enough of this material for it, but I've added that to my JoAnn's shopping list!
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby MartySews2 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:10 am

That pattern is on my "to buy" pattern the next time Butterick goes on sale.
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Re: What can I make from this?

New postby bridesmom on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:28 pm

I like Lennie's idea too, that sounds supercute.
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