Scrap Happy is that time of the month when our host Kate encourages us to bust out the scraps and give them a new life. It’s open to everyone.
This is Queen B. She loves sitting on my sister’s lap, but her sharp claws go right though Sharon’s clothes. I thought it would be fun to make a lap pad that would be pleasing to them both, protecting Sharon’s legs while providing warmth.
The lap pad needed to be thick and warm, but I also wanted it to have some weight to keep it in place.
I used three disparate scraps to pull this together: Leftover Minka fabric from my sister’s shrug project,
terrycloth cut-off from the bottom of a long robe,
and a linen calendar, a gift from my friend Marcia in 2018.
I doubled up on the terry cloth, essentially making one piece out of two scraps. I sewed the layers together in a few places to stabilize. The outer layer uses the linen cat calendar and the Minka.
I tested the pad before delivering it and it is warm and cozy.
Kate, thanks for keeping us organized and engaged. See more inspiration at the links below:
Kate, our host, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti, Edith, Debbierose, and Jule