Man Sewing

5.26.2015

My Rusty likes to sew and I love that he likes to sew! Saturday, he decided to make drawstring bags to hold his bullet casings, mostly because his wife hadn't gotten around to it yet. *ahem* . He reloads his bullets he uses for the cowboy action shoot (SASS) he participates in every month and needed a bag to collet the brass. Of course, I had to document this project....

First he settled on the pattern. Russ followed Jen's (Glinda Quilts) pants bag tutorial. Jen sent me a pants bag as a gift last year, so I gave that to him to help him see how it was constructed. That was just me being overly helpful. 


I caught him using his pocket knife to trim the threads. More manly than scissors, I guess. *wink*


Other than one broken needle from sewing over a pin, he did a great job!


This is one of the two bags he made. I didn't get a photo with the drawstrings, but you get the idea. 


While he was working on his projects, I was making a quilt top out of the Sew Sweet Bee house blocks that were made for me earlier this year. I chose to add my initial instead of another house. Notice the fabric used for my letter "A"? 


It was a fun day....=)


19 comments:

  1. I adore that your husband sewed his own drawstring bags. Very manly use of his pocket knife for cutting the threads. Nice fabric for them also.
    Lovely houses quilt and the letter A with sheep fabric is perfect. Creative Bliss...

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  2. Way to go Rusty! I don't trust my sweety anywhere near my sewing machines or scissors.

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  3. oh my goodness i love that he used his pocket knife!!! it ups the man part of man sewing. my chris has started a quilt project for himself(a storm trooper/star wars) mini

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  4. While my D doesn't sew, he's a big encourager of me and my needle and thread --- particularly when I'm reducing the number of his garments in the mending pile. {wink} I will say he can sew (my Renaissance man can even tat lace thanks to his industrious quilter mom!), but he just chooses not to do so. And he's always whipping out his Leatherman multi-tool for important tasks, like say, shortening my drink straws on pizza date night. He's considerate that way... {grin}

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  5. What funny! My husband also sews. He has made numerous quilts. The first year I taught him to sew he made a new quilt every month. All for gifts or donations. He decided to sew because I would not buy the fabrics that he liked. We each have our own stash.

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  6. Yea for Russ! My hubby has made some bags, and wants to make more stuff. Looks like your trip was nice, too (last post). Yes, I usually need a day or more to recover from my trips.

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  7. His bag turned out great! I love your quilt too and the A is baaaa-utiful!

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  8. I love seeing your husband quilt. His bag turned out great. My husband reloads his too, maybe I should make him some bags? hmmm
    Amy your house quilt is just so darn cute. Love seeing everyone's houses together.
    Hugs
    donna

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  9. This is wonderful. Darren likes to sew too (when needed) on my Old Singer machines. I love your "house quilt" it turned out so good!

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  10. Love your bright beautiful House Quilt with the big 'sheepy' letter 'A'! Great Man sewing too. Yep - why use the scissors, when a pocket knife is handier :)!

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  11. That's great! My hubby often helps me pick a pattern.
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  12. Love that he made his own bags! Cute quilt awesome house nlocks snd the initial.

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  13. My husband will try many things but I don't think he would sew his own cloth bag. Fun post. I like what you did with your Bee blocks, the A block with the sheep was a perfect touch.

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  14. How fun! I think my husband would enjoy at least some aspects of sewing if I could ever get him to try. He says he has too many other things to do. Who knows, maybe someday. ;-)

    Your house quilt turned out very nicely! :-) The sheep are cute and so appropriate.

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  15. What fun to see him sewing and the knife....(smiling here)
    Love love the house quilt.

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  16. Well how fun is that! I love the fabric he used for his bag. And I love love love your house quilt, with your sheep letter!

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  17. My husband gets impatient with me not sewing what he wants too. LOL Your quilt turned out great, I love it!

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  18. Sorry I missed this (been hanging out on IG!) what a great post! Love Mr Rusty making his own bag ... bless him and his pocket knife :)

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