Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 7b

Sewing project 7b - a short handle tote. I had enough fabric left over from the last project to use it on this one. I flipped the fabric to the wrong side and added a big pocket on the front. Gave this to the little girl across the street. It is just her size.


Front.



Back.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 7

Sewing project 7 - a bag. I had trouble with this one because I misunderstood the instructions and put the wrong sides together. I then did not notice my mistake until after I had it all sew together. Got a lot of practice ripping seams with this one.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 6

Sewing project six. I made another sewing machine cover because I wanted my last memory of making a sewing machine cover to be a good one. Had some minor difficulties but, all in all, this one went a lot smoother.




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 5

Sewing project five- a sewing machine cover. You can't tell by looking at it but this project was a bear. I had a hard time cutting the pieces straight, I stuck myself with pins numerous time (drawing blood once), I had to rip seams apart three different times because I put sections together wrong, and I had to rip out trim and start over because I hadn't sewn it to the oilcloth. It was 8th grade Home Ec all over again. Hopefully, I got all the mistakes out of my system with this one.



Monday, September 22, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 4

Sewing project four- pillow covers. Front.



Back. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 3

Sewing project three. One pin cushion and four fabric weights made with left over material from my apron project and felt. The weights were made using circular pin cushion instructions but I just made the basic shape and then filled them with marbles instead of Polyfil. I need fabric weights more than another pin cushion right now.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Sewing Table

My husband built this for me using an IKEA INGO dining table.  He cut a hole in the table top and suspended a shelf under the opening. He used the instructions from this site with a few minor changes.









Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 2

My first real sewing project. An apron with a nice big pocket.