Here's my boot next to the cheese doorstop I made.
Here's something great I learned: when you're turning corners inside out, use pinking shears to help ease the fabric into the correct shape. Here's what it looks like when you don't:
And here's what happens when you pink the fabric:
Isn't that amazing? By the way, this is one of those parts I altered for my personal taste, this book has a 4 inch space down from the top to hold pens, so I stiffened up the fabric and gave it a lining.
I am proud of how the trimming turned out, I just zig zag stitched over the top of it with Aurifil #2021 (white) and it blended nicely and held the trim in place well, especially considering the abuse I put that piece thru turning in inside out and such.
This was before I filled the boot with the crushed walnut shells, and hand stitched the "base" of the pen holder, which was a piece of the black fabric cut a little larger than the opening.
And this is it! Sitting outside in the freezing rain, woohoo!
My co-worker thought it was a kick in the pants, especially when she realized I'd used her husbands shirt, and immediately loaded highlighters and pens into it. I suggested we look for a plastic container we could cut down and set inside to provide a bit more support, if I make it again I will put my "base" another inch lower so the sides of the boot will hold the pens up.
Thank you for visiting! I need to have a food post here soon, Pampered Chef just started their new catalog which means new recipes, yay! Oh, better get some dishes washed then, :)