Thursday, February 19, 2015

Simple Patchwork Vest And Book Cover

My mother has recently finished a beautiful patchwork vest.
She used a pattern which was featured on p.25 of „Lena Special – Häkeltrends creativ & aktuell - LS 281“. It is a simple top in earthy tones which should bear resemblance to South American culture. It is made of granny squares which are joined to a tube and bordered by a very simple edging on the top and bottom of the tube. To make it suitable for all ages they have added simple straps that look like the edging.

But look at what she has made of it. 

When I saw her vest I knew immediately where she had taken the idea from, but her vest is much more practical and colorful.
She used much thinner wool, made the straps wider (using granny squares), made a rectangle instead of a tube, made a simple edging (using dc in row 1, sc in row 2, dc in row 3, and so on...) and put cute buttons on the front.

With the remaining granny squares she decorated book covers which she had sewn. 
I think she did a good job on matching the colors.
How to sew a fabric book cover on your own:

Have a nice day!

For the eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous, and his ears listen to their supplication, 
but the face of Jehovah is against those doing bad things.
(1 Peter 3:12)

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