I feel that using the word ‘sewn’ is a bit of an exaggeration, as there really was a pretty minimal amount of sewing done in this project (and would have been even less if I’d left the selvages unhemmed.)
I’d wanted a world map (preferably a vintage style one) for a while and even more so now my kids are getting interested in maps and geography (Noah’s pretty good at pointing out NZ on a map.) However, I’d had no luck in op shops and all the maps I’d seen online had been out of my price range (and/or didn’t include NZ in their map! I know we’re small but we’re still here!!!) So the other day when at Spotlight when I found this map panel, it was just meant to be! My Mum was with me and very kindly purchased it for me.
That night I ‘sewed’ it up. I used some thin white binding to finish the bottom , hemmed the sides/selvages and then used wider binding along the top to form the casing for the stick (a spare bamboo stake from my Mum’s garden. Tied string on and hung it up in the kid’s playroom. Booyah! Easy as, and I love how it looks.
I say ‘playroom’ but the room is more properly described as my sewing space with a few toys in it. It’s a second open plan living room, next to our (little) dining room. It works really well. The kids like to be where I am, so I can sew happily while they play happily next to me.
Although, most of the time it looks like this …
… Until I say “PutYourToysAwayIfYouWantAfternoonTea!” Or another variation of the same!
Done any easy peasy craft projects recently?
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