He is gorgeous, a big fluffy boy of 6 or 7 years old. the photo isn't very good as he has gone up on the top of the cupboard, I'll get a better one when he comes down.
Alex came to finish the door today, and the cats are starting to use the cat flap, although they are still a bit hesitant. I got on with some sewing.
I need a money pouch to wear under my clothes while I am out walking. I had one but the zip broke, and the fabric was a bit rough on my skin.
I cut four pieces of fabric, two outer and two lining. I stitched them together outside in, then turned them the right way, seams inside. Then pinned the bottom edges.
I had a soft fabric belt so I cut a short piece off the end, and threaded it through a one end of a plastic clasp. I removed the clasp from an old bag I chucked away. Then cut a vertical slit on the front of the pouch.
Then I tucked it inside
And stitched a piece of binding to secure it and cover the hole.
I needed a buckle but didn't have one, so I made one out of a plastic bottle top. I used a stanley knife to cut it out, then smoothed the edges with a piece of sandpaper.
Much better than a shop bought one, and almost free. I think I only paid 20p for the belt from a car boot sale. I remove any useable zips from clothes that I am throwing out, clasps from bags, anything which can be used again. I think I can feel my sewing mood coming back.