ScrapHappy September 2023 | The Snail of Happiness

Up to now eighteen months of getting a store I’ve discovered numerous issues: don’t attempt to chat while ringing gross sales via the until, at all times begin the day by making a flask of espresso, by no means assume that everybody likes what you want and at all times put on garments with pockets. The latter means you could maintain the store keys on you always and you’ll by no means by accident lock your self out or not be capable of discover them on the finish of the day.

After I make garments I at all times embody pockets, however I do have a number of purchased clothes that don’t have them. Pockets are an effective way of utilizing up scraps since you want comparatively little material. This month I acquired on with pocket addition to considered one of my favorite clothes. I didn’t have any material of the identical color, so I discovered a scrap of some good robust cotton left over from some trousers I made for Mr Snail for his birthday final yr (in reality the unique piece of cloth was a remnant, so I suppose that is double scrappy!) I selected in-seam pockets for this, which concerned unpicking what turned out to be a really sturdy seam.

I’ve additionally been doing a little bit of mending to an already much-mended garment. It’s been patched earlier than, however then it misplaced a button and I couldn’t discover one to match, so I made a decision to raid the random button field within the store. Nonetheless, as soon as I eliminated the previous buttons, I found that the button band had deteriorated and was too fragile to stitch new buttons on securely. One other rummage within the scraps yielded a fairly piece of cotton tape, which I sewed in place over the unique button band earlier than attaching the buttons.

So a few enhancements each involving scraps. Thus impressed, we’ll be working a Garment Enhancing course within the new yr to get different individuals doing comparable – I can’t wait to see the outcomes.


I’ve been impressed to jot down this (and future) ScrapHappy posts by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of each month numerous people usually publish a ScrapHappy put up, do verify them out:

Kate,  Gun, Eva,  Sue, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Edi, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jan (me), Moira, SandraChrisAlys, ClaireJeanJon, DaybreakJuleGwen, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, NanetteAnn, Daybreak 2, Carol, Preeti, NóilinViv, Lynn and Tierney

When you fancy becoming a member of, contact Kate and she or he’ll add you to the checklist. It will be pretty to see extra non-sewing posts, however any use of scraps is welcome.

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