Monday, 3 July 2017

Kapow! Batman we love you

I sewed with many memories in mind.  After the sad news of Adam Wests passing recently I have been thinking of how popular Batman is these days. I have always loved Batman, even owning a toy Batmobile as a child.  I was secretly thrilled when my older son as a young toddler became a Batman and Robin fan.  Way before it was fashionable, way before you could easily buy batman logo anything you can think of, he was a fan.  So the loss of the original Batman was sad to us both. A long while ago I bought half a metre of official Batman fabric and wondered for a long time what to make from it? I wish I had bought more at the time.  How fantastic is this?


I had a bit of a tidy up of my craft and sewing supplies yesterday and came across this insul-bright batting/wadding and my mind started thinking.


Then I was looking through books later that night and came across Half Yard Heaven by Debbie shore and I was away with a plan.


Red bias binding was needed.  After all when I think of the caped crusader I always think of his sidekick Robin. 


Have you guessed what I made yet? Oven gloves of all things. Useful things don't need to be all twee or super cute.


A view before I sewed down my nemesis bias binding all round the outside. Not perfect by a long shot but a lot better than my last big job I did with the stuff at least.


Didn't have anyone to pose or take pictures of them in action earlier so a quick pocket shot here for now.


I am pretty impressed, nice big pockets and didn't take long to make at all.  Best bit of all is every time they are used they will hopefully raise a smile and bring back some happy memories of a childhood hero that we will always love.

Who was your first childhood super hero? let me know in the comments

Adam West, thanks for the years of entertainment.  May you rest in peace and live on always in our heart

Take care
Jules xxx 

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