Saturday, August 27, 2011

Keep These Drop Cloths Off the Floor

I've seen so many great projects in blogland using drop cloths.  I found this one at Lowe's.  I think I paid $6 for it. 

I had my sewing machine out today and thought I'd try to make something.  Let me tell you, my sewing skills are very, very basic!  My 7th grade Home Ec teacher probably wouldn't be too happy, but really, all I am good at with the sewing machine is sewing simple straight lines!  

I cut out a piece of fabric and made sure I kept the side with the finished edge.  I used this for the top.  

I folded it in half, turned it wrong side out and sewed the bottom and side.  When I finished it, it was way too long for a bottle, so I sewed another seam about 5" up and cut it off there.  It fit the bottle nicely.  (of course I could've measured first to make it easier...)  :)

I added a piece of ribbon and it was done!  What an inexpensive and simple project. 

Here's another project I made.

I sewed three sides of the fabric and left the top alone.  On this one, I did not use the part of the fabric with the finished edge.

I then used a stencil and black craft paint.

Be sure to put foil or something between the layers of the fabric so the paint doesn't bleed through to the back.

 Spray it with a clear sealer and it's good to go.

I'm not sure how long it'll last outside, but I'm going to enjoy while it does.

I used less than half of the drop cloth to make both projects.

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  1. Hi Pam! Isn't drop cloth great? Love your projects! Thanks for dropping by my blog! As for the transfer paper, I used Avery brand. The Osnaburg fabric is fairly tight knit, though. I haven't tried it on burlap. Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. That drop cloth flower pot cover is pretty cool.

  3. great ideas Pam...We must have had the same 7th grade home ec teacher because the extent of my sewing skills are about the same as yours...LOL!

    Take care,

  4. You are sooo clever! Love the flower pot cover!!!

  5. I love working with drop clothes, there are so many wonderful things to do with them. I love what you did, they look awesome.

  6. What clever ideas, Pam! Love the wine bottle holder ... what a great Fall hostess gifts those would be. I'm determined to pull my sewing machine out and learn how to sew!

  7. Pam,
    These are both very cute...I think I must be the last person in blogland that has not used a drop cloth for any other reason than keeping paint off my floor:) I am planning on making some drop cloth drapes for my cottage this Fall...better late than never!!!


  8. Really cute! My sewing skills are the same as yours...very basic! I love the plant cover and I hope it holds up for you outside!

  9. What great ideas Pam! I love the flower pot cover, I could see a pretty fall mum in there too! Martina

  10. I like both drop cloth projects. You have been making some really cute things lately! :D

    Ricki Jill

  11. I am going to use a drop cloth this week, I hope! Your items are great!

  12. Great use of a drop cloth! Love both ideas. It must have been drop cloth weekend. I made pillow covers out of mine!

  13. I love your bags! What a great idea! they would make a great hostess gift! you could also make some with any fabric scraps you have leftover. thanks for sharing.

  14. Your bags are wonderful! I have been thinking about what to make as a thank you gift for a friend and I really want to try making a plant cover (already have the plant) Thanks so much for sharing :)

  15. Great use for a drop cloth. I have a lot of small scraps left over from my ottoman slipcover. Thanks for sharing :D


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