I say new project only because it is new to you. This is something that I meant to make over the winter but just wasn't sure the direction I wanted to go. The project is a garden tote for all of those hand tools, seeds, and miscellaneous items I bring out to the garden from our shed. The shed is within our fence and the garden is not, so it can be a bit annoying to go back for the one thing forgotten every time. Plus, a tote will be convenient for harvesting.
Ever since I planted last spring, I wanted to make one. It wasn't until I popped in at an estate sale, that I found the perfect "fabric" to make it out of. My hesitation came when I wasn't sure how I construct it using this seed sack. Unlike any other fabric, finding another one of these would be impossible. This is an antique and was part of a collection of local memorabilia. I'm sure the previous owner would roll over in his grave knowing I have chopped it up, but I am making use of every little bit. (I didn't think to take a photograph of it while it was whole.)
Fast forward to the end of April when the ladies at the New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns Flickr group posted their May stitch-a-long themes. One was vegetables and I knew this would be the perfect addition to my garden tote. I remembered that I had a sheet of vintage veggie patterns in my stash as well.
So this is how far I got over the weekend. It took me until the end of last week to get the guts to cut into my seed sack fabric. I needed those pieces to decide how big to cut the embroidered pieces. They will make up large pocket panels on the outside that will be lined with a garden theme cotton. The interior will not have pockets and will be lined with either the same garden print or another (I have a few). I also cut out pieces to make a pouch, which will house my seed packets inside the tote.
Other than garden work, my summer class starts tomorrow and I have tons to catch up on online. I spent the bulk of my weekend taking long walks with my dogs, cleaning, and cooking. How was your weekend?