This past week the kids have been off from school for February break. We did a lot of fun family activities which meant not a lot of sewing got done. So when Saturday rolled around and I finally got a little time, did I work on the unfinished projects that NEEDED to get done? Nope, I totally procrastinated and decided to make a new ironing board cover instead.
The old cover had pretty much disintegrated and I was planning on buying a new one. But, in an effort to use up fabric from the stash, I decided to make one. I couldn't find a great tutorial to follow, so I just cut the elastic off the old one, traced my new fabric a little larger and made a casing. I was being kind of cheap about it and decided to use a sturdy string to pull the casing tight rather than elastic. It didn't work the best.
I was able to reuse the hook and loop fasteners on the bottom, which helped. While I was in the procrastination mood, I made a little tool organizer.
A simple sleeve roll stuffed with fabric scraps.
I also made a simple, weighted pin cushion. I've dropped my plastic, magnetic pin cushion one too many times. This one was super easy. Just slipped a bean bag in the bottom and fiberfill stuffing in the top.
Now that I've got a nice, neat, pressing station, I guess I can do some real work.
What do you do when you're procrastinating the projects you NEED to do?