WIP’s ‘n FO’s

Remember the footrest? I’ve been looking for an excuse to make another one and I found one, Al M’s birthday. Unfortunately I didn’t finish it in time, but I did wrap what I had completed and asked her to give it back so I could finish it.

First up, I selected about 20 different fabrics. I then cut 64 2 x 24 inch strips and started picking out sets of 8 strips ending up with 8 sets with 8 strips each.


I cut 8 pieces from calico and started to foundation piece the strips to the calico from the centre out. Trimming seam allowances and ironing seams flat as I added each strip ending up with 8 panels that I will sew together, so far I’ve done four. After this sew the zipper to the base and create the insert for the beans to go into.


The FO? A Mason Dixon Baby Genius Burp Cloth for "The Mo", Al M’s little fella. He’s a little chucker. Knit using Rowan Denim.


4 thoughts on “WIP’s ‘n FO’s

  1. Sasha says:

    I love the fabrics you chose – excellent colours and patterns! I really must get a sewing machine happening and start some of these fabulous projects – you’re so inspiring! Looking forward to seeing the finished footie! 🙂


  2. Jen says:

    Go Crafting Guru….Those footrests just keep asking to be made dont they????? Very Special….. cant wait to see the finished product. Looks fab. Hint….When I made my second one I also put a zip into the inner which made filling the blasted thing, and then refilling the blasted thing sooo much easier!


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