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Back to my roots:

 

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The storm that passed through  North West Austin, a few months ago, was not as bad as the storm in Houston. However, there was the possibility that my home might flood.

In preparation for the storm, all electoral devices were unplugged in my home. The only access I allow my son and myself to have were our Kindles and or cell phones.  Everything was unplugged.

After driving myself crazy by worrying about the storm and pacing back and forth in my home, I decided it best to keep myself busy by working on a project.  Since I cannot use my sewing machine, I decided to crochet.  Ladies I am not a professional when it comes to crocheting. I remember my grandmother tried her very best to teach me the trade. I love sewing, so I spent more time learning to sew and less time trying to improve my crocheting skills.

As the storm rage on in northwest Austin, I dragged out my crochet needle and yarn and began working on my project to keep myself from going crazy.   Yes, ladies working on my project give me a sense of peace. I will love to show you the slippers I created for my mother. However, I will like my mom to be the first person that sees her slippers.  Nevertheless, I can show you the slippers I made for myself.

I love my slippers; it is soft, can stretch and it very easy to make.  I guess I now understand why my grandmother loved to crochet. It gives her a sense of peace while she crochets her Doilies.

 

Let us get started.

Things you will need to have before you start your project.

Yarn (I use Homespun Barley from Walmart).

5.25 mm hook (if you purchase regular yarn you need an E 3.50mm hook).

Scissors.

Tapestry needle.

Regular needle.

E6000

A thread that matches your felt or fleece.

¼ yard of felt or fleece (I prefer fleece it is softer).

Measurement tape (to measure the length of your feet).

items for sewing a sole for slippers

For instruction on how to make the slippers, please check out Glama super easy slippers tutorial for beginners. I love the way she explains her work. If I explain how to make the slippers, I will confuse almost everyone.

Go to Made With Love By Glama or https://youtu.be/jkLbBSASmW8  on Youtube for the instruction on how to make a slipper.   Yes, I am given her credit because I love how she explains her steps.  Her tutorial is straightforward to follow along.

If your feet are as sensitive as my feet, then follow my instruction on how to sew a sole to the lower part of the slipper.

 

Step 1 trace your feet and cut out the pattern. (I trace my feet pattern on  white printer paper ).

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Step 2 fold the felt material into two and cut out two copy of your feet pattern.

Step 3   separate the feet design into two soles.  One will be the right sole while the other the left sole.

Step 4 Pin the center of your sole pattern to mark your right from your left.

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Step 5 turn your slipper inside out and pin your right sole to the bottom of the slipper.

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Step 6 Secure the sole to the inside bottom by using a slip stitch to sew around the lower part of the slipper.

sewing bottom of slipper

Step 7 Turn your next slipper inside out and pin the LEFT sole to the bottom of the slipper.  Repeat step 6 with the left slipper.

next side sewing the sole to slipper

Step 8  Turn your slippers both right side out:

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Step 10 if you will like a stronger grip on the bottom part of your slipper you can add drops of E6000 on the bottom of the slipper.  (I heard you can you puffy paint on the bottom of our slipper, I have not tried it out).

slipper with grip

There you have it, ladies.  You have your very own house slippers that are easy to make and comfortable to wear.

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Great way to recycle used table cloth

Here is an excellent way to recycle Peva table cloth and use the material to make a grocery bag.

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One day while I was out shopping, my purchased dishwasher liquid spill into my grocery bag.  Since my bags are made from cotton, some of the liquid soaked through the cotton and spill into the trunk of my car.

I needed a bag to store my grocery liquids, and I needed the material to be inexpensive.  After debating on the different types of bags to make, I decided to recycle my Peva table cloth and use the material for my bag project.

The Peva table cloth material is water resistant, and it comes in different colors, designs, prices, and dimensions.   You can recycle the material or purchase an inexpensive Peva table cloth to make a bag.   The added bonus is that the material comes with its interfacing on the back of the material.

I love my bag, and I wanted to share with everyone another great way to make a  quick and easy shopping bag.

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Materials Needed:

There are all the items that you will need to make the bag

  • fabric scissors or rotary cutter
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • Pencil ( not shown in picture )
  • Measurement tape and ruler
  • Two 29 inches long 2 inches wide nylon webbing.
  • Peva table cloth ( I purchase my round tablecloth from Walmart )

 

STEP 1:

Take the Peva table cloth from the package and fold the table cloth into two folds, inner side together.

At the folded side of the material measure, 18 inches wide by 19 inches long then draw a line marking out the measurement. Cut out your pattern along the line.

 

Once done, on the long sides of the pattern, bottom left and bottom right of the folded sides’ measure and cut 2X2 inches off.

Your pattern should look like this.

 

STEP 2:

Repeat the first instruction so you should have two patterns looking like this.

 

STEP3:

Take one of your two patterns and open it face down.  It does not matter which bag pattern you choose. Currently, the inner and outer patterns look identical.

On the left side of the pattern that measures 18 inches wide, measure 4.5 inches in and 2.5 inches down.

Pin the first half of one of the Webber strap to the bag. From the right side measure 4.5 inches in and 2.5 inches down and pin the second half of the strap to the bag.

 

STEP4:

Repeat the instruction above for the opposite side of the bag, which is as follow.

On the left side of the pattern that measures 18 inches wide, measure 4.5 inches in and 2.5 inches down.

Pin the first half of one of the Webber strap to the bag. From the right side measure 4.5 inches in and 2.5 inches down and pin the second half of the strap to the bag.

 

Once done, it should look like this.

 

 

STEP5:

From the bottom of the strap, sew two inches up, across then back down 2 inches securing the strap to the material.   (Later on, you will see why I did not sew the strap all the way to the top of the bag).

 

 

STEP6:

Line up the 19 inches sides and sew the left and right sides.

STEP 7:

On the left side of the bag, pinch together the 2×2 open corners, lining up the side and bottom seams in the center. Pin and sew straight.

Repeat the above step to sew the opposite side of the bag.

Once done, the bag pattern with the strap becomes your inner bag.

 

 

STEP8:

Outer Bag pattern:

On the second bag pattern, fold the outer sides of the bag together.  Pin and sew the left inner side, then the right inner sides of the bag.

 

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STEP9:

On the left side of the bag, pinch together the 2×2 open corners, lining up the side and bottom seams in the center. Pin straight across and sew.

Repeat the above step to sew the opposite side of the bag then turn the bag outside out.

Hint:  Interfacing should be facing in:

 

 

STEP10:

Turn in a ¼ inch to the inside of the bag opening. Finger press the pleat.

At the bag opening of your Outer bag turn in a ¼ inch to the inside of the bag. Finger press the pleat.

With the inner bag inside out, Input the inner bag into the outer bag inner.

Hint:  Once done the bag interfacings should be facing each other.

Line the pleats from the inner and outer bag together then clip or pin.

Hint: I use wonder clips for my project.

 

 

STEP 11:

 

You can now top stitch both bags together.  I sewed two top stitches around my bag opening to secure my bag handle to my bag.

That is it!

Now you have your reversible recycle Peva shopping bag

Enjoy.

 

 

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What makes my phone case special?

My fashionable mobile phone purse with shoulder strap and fob is designed for our on the go ladies and mothers.  It’s creative detachable strap and fob give you the advantage in interchanging to different ways in which you can carry your cell phone case.

Here are some of the ways in which you can use the phone case. You can adjust the strap and wear the cell phone pouch as a crossbody purse.

If you are a shoulder bag person, then shorten the adjustable strap to convert the case to a shoulder case.

 If you like your hands free to shop, then lengthen the adjustable strap and wear it around your neck, or you can loop it through your jeans to turn it into a hip purse.

Not a side bag or crossbody bag person?  then convert it to a  wristlet phone holder by removing the strap and adding the fob. 

Shop today on my Etsy shop or click shop on my website. Love Amazon?  Then shop on my affiliate site lamodevous for Amazon deals.

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Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/476891185/cosmetic-bag-red-embroidered-cosmetic

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Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/480385938/crossbody-purse-geometric-designs-world

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Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/450660638/woman-shoulder-bag-side-bag-fabric-bag

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Etsy listing available in my shop

Check out this item in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/493862311/cosmetic-bag-zipper-pouch-purple-and

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