Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sewing Projects....

This is a little delayed, but I had to wait until my package made it to Bri in South Africa before I could post. She is very nosy and would have totally cheated and looked on here even if I had told her not to. (right Bri? :) )

I decided early this year that I wanted to teach myself how to sew, so back in March I took Mom's sewing machine from her and brought it here. Before I could start with the projects, I had to clear out the study attached to our room so I could move a table up there and get my sewing room ready.

Well I FINALLY got around to clearing out the room, I got the table all set up, got Mom's sewing machine ready to go...turn it on and nada. The motor is burned out and I think the sewing machine needs oiling desperately. This sewing machine is an oldy but a goody (my Mom's grandma won it in a sewing competition). So, then my co-worker had mentioned that she had a sewing machine and a serger both of which were not being used. Well she went to pull them for me and low and behold - can't find the serger but found the sewing machine, sans plug or peddle. At this point I was getting a little frantic, as I had one month before Bri's parents headed to South Africa with my sewing projects. Well finally I am borrowing Erika's for now and will be purchasing my own shortly. (I didn't want to buy one until I knew if sewing was something I enjoyed or was even CAPABLE to doing)

Well it turns out that I LOVE SEWING!! It is so much fun to create my own things and I find myself creating an ever growing list of "I can try and make that" items. I will try and post my projects up here as I go along.

Here was my very first creation:

Nursing Cover for Bri

Bri said she loves it and has had a couple of friends in S.A. request one as well. I just love this fabric and thought it suited Bri very well.

PS - I also need to work on figuring out the best way to display my projects, because none of these pictures are that good.

Project #2: Wipes Case (no sewing required other than the "Yo-Yo")

I also made a Diaper Pouch which is perfect to hold a diaper, wipes and a change of clothes. My friend Lori said that she keeps a diaper pouch in the pocket in her car just in case they are at someone's house and Lyla has a blow out. :)
I am currently working on some fall placemats and some other mystery projects (I have a couple friends with birthdays coming up, so I can not give details on those projects yet)
If any of you sew and know of GREAT tutorial blogs with ideas on patterns and sewing projects, please share because I am trying to build my 'go-t0' sites.
I am really excited about this new hobby....Have a great one!!

1 comment:

Bri Westbury said...

Yes, totally would have peaked...and I LOVE everything you made!!!!

"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well."

~Psalm 139:14