Saturday, February 18, 2012

Times Have Changed

The good ole days. yes I miss them. Now and again I remember what it was like in the 50's and 60's
I started sewing at a very young age. My mother has always sewn. I can remember standing by the sewing machine waiting  for whatever she was sewing to be done. it could have been clothes for me  or a toy or clothes for my baby doll.  But i always remember that old black sewing machine burring along. I wish I had that machine now.
AS I am sewing these potholders it uses alot of bias tape. You can make your own or just use what you have on hand. I have pockets full of all kind of tape. Funny I am using some really old bias tape. Some may even be from my mothers stash
Look at the price .25
Look at the length  5 yards
This week I bought some it was $2.10 and it was for  only 3 yards.
Look at the inside of this one   how cute
some of these were .39 and .45
 Some of this is finally being used. 
I remember sewing for my daughters in the 70's; you could send in 3 labels  and they would send you  scraps for free... I would use them on their "Barbie" clothes.
Oh the GOOD OLE DAYS!!!!!!!
I finished some more potholders for my daughter Amy. The two end ones look like Easter Eggs. So bright and colorful.
I am almost done with this batch of potholder. I still have to finish sewing on the binding on the brown ones.
After that I will take a break from the potholders and make more in a few weeks.
I am thinking these would make Christmas gifts for  friends and neighbors.


webbsway said...

O What pretty colors those bias tapes are!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL - you are right about the Easter Eggs & they will make wonderful gifts!

You are so very gifted.(in more ways than one)

Meggie said...

I remember when you could send off for the scrap packets? I wonder who gets the scraps now?

Solstitches said...

What a neat idea those round potholders are.
Did you use a pattern or just wing it?