I love stripes. I can't get enough of them. I'm absolutely, positively wild about stripes. Stripes, stripes stripes.
If you say it enough, it sounds (and looks) like a made up word.
I got this fabric on sale for $3 a yard at Ikea. There were only about 2 and a half yards left, but I snagged it up.
I wish I had more. It's stripes. And its white. And navy blue. Can you get anymore perfect? Maybe
A table runner...
And an apron with this fabric.
(Did your eagle eyes catch a project worthy of revealing later this week? It's in there somewhere...)
I have definitely stretched my 2.5 yards pretty nicely, but I'll tell you this. I'm not throwing away even a scrap of this fabric. I can make flowers or something with it. I know I can.
Oh and ps, these projects were super easy. The pillows? Our couch came with these ugly babies:
I hated them. I always kept their backside facing out. It was the exact same fabric of our couch. It was boring. But it was better than the front side. But with my sewing machine, awesome stripey fabric, and 10 minutes, I covered them up. Easiest job in the world.
And the table runner? Yes, it has a seam down the middle of it, I know. I didn't have a piece long enough for the table. And since I had to sew that seam down the middle, the project took me all of 7 minutes, instead of 5.
As for the apron, that baby took me about 20 minutes. I love it. I can't stop wearing it. Making spaghetti? Apron time. Making asparagus? Apron time. Making cereal? Well, maybe not apron time. Yet. I didn't have a pattern for the apron, I basically cut it how I wanted, sewed a hem all the way around, and sewed it onto some ribbon. And voila, my new favorite accessory.
I'm not sure why I love stripes so much.. Could it be the straight lines, looking so nice and clean? Because they are simple? Fresh? Don't know. How do you feel about stripes? Love em? Like em? Any other pattern tickle your fancy? I know my mom loves polka dots, what about you?