My favorite Home Fabrics in Pittsburg is closing next month (they have been having their closing sale for over a year now). They said they were going to stay open and be an outlet, but I guess that didn’t work out. Anyway, the prices have gotten down to an excellent level for lovely home decorator fabric, some only $1/yard. The nice young guy who works there said that they will close in mid-April, so I will have to get over there before then to see if the bargains have gotten even better. This time I got about 5 yards of light colored denim/canvas fabric to be lining for the tote bags I make. I think it was about 54″ wide or wider and only about $2/yard, plus there is now 20% off the lowest price on the ticket. I like home decorator fabric for tablecloths, bags, jackets, and aprons. Luckily, the Home Fabrics in my town is staying open for now.
I went through my fabrics looking for a bottom-weight fabric to make a skirt for A out of, and I found some decorator fabric that has a denim look to it. I am now cutting out an A-line skirt with a yoke instead of waistband. After that I have a piece of similar fabric with a small black print on a cream background that will become a summer pencil skirt. It will be nice to sew something simple without having to fuss with a lining.
Another thing I would like to sew soon is a bag with various sizes of pockets to hang on the back of a wheelchair. The last time I took my relative to the doctor, I needed a place to put my pocketbook and other stuff you take with you to entertain yourself during the long waiting room stays. That should be a pretty easy project.
Yesterday the man from the sewing machine shop called to say that the embroidery machine is ready for pickup. He said it works great, so thanks again to my sister-in-law for giving me the machine. I only had to get a new hoop and power cord. The old machine was looking tired, dirty and hopeless when I got it, but apparently was in better shape than it looked. Now I have to learn how to operate it.