Sixty years ago I was born into a family of what we would now call fiber artists. My mother was extremely creative, always on a tight budget, so she would make absolutely everything from scratch ...
Sixty years ago I was born into a family of what we would now call fiber artists. My mother was extremely creative, always on a tight budget, so she would make absolutely everything from scratch (clothing, cooking, and crafts.) My grandmothers taught me sewing and needlecrafts as far back as I can remember, and I was immediately enchanted by the magic of making something out of nothing. I started with doll clothes, and by my teen years I was sewing my own fashions from patterns, and in my thirties I dabbled in creating my own patterns and designs, many of which used fabric manipulation techniques that would have been impossible without the ability to sew. Now I am finally following my passion, many years and 2 daughters later, as a sewing educator and enthusiast!View all patterns by designer (1) »
Does your dryer lint trap yield colorful rectangles of fabulous fiber? How can you resist the soft colors and textures? Don't throw it away...use it to make a unique piece of fabric, then turn it into this cute little clutch! The fun of this project is in the fabric: you can use lint right from the dryer, with all its bits and pieces pulled from countless loads of laundry, or embellish it with snippets of metallic yarns, pretty papers, fancy fibers, glitter and confetti....whatever your heart desires! Once you have created your fabric, you can do anything you want with it, but here is a pattern for a simple clutch that is the perfect size for a cell phone, MP3 player, or your collection of gift cards. The PDF pattern has lots of photos to guide you through the step-by-step instructions.