My sewing machine has been collecting dust lately. So when I saw this cute tutorial by Sewspire, I decided to make a quick project. I went into my stash, found some cute fabric and started making this sock knitting bag. Then all heck hit the fan. My sewing machine made a weird sound and when … Continue reading The cute and the bad
My kids are very interested in my sewing, especially my son. However, Miss Mary has been wanting a sleep mask for days. I'm not sure where she has seen one, but apparently her eyes don't "stay shut" at night and "I really need a mask". So, since she doesn't have school until this afternoon, we … Continue reading Sewing with kids!
Time to fill up my charity box! Via Pinterest I found this diagram (TheGatorProject.org): So off I went stash diving. I cut out several pieces of fleece (left over from my kid's blankets I made last year). I cut the instructed size, made sure my stretch was going the correct way and went to zigzag … Continue reading Charity Sewing
In an effort to pare down my wardrobe and have a more intentional wardrobe, I am trying to make layering separates. I purchased Seamwork's Bo top (found here). I purchased this one to start with because it is a beginner pattern. This is a straight forward pattern, a front/back and two cuffs. I found some … Continue reading Seamwork Bo Top
Since I acquired my new to me Kenmore sewing machine, I have been itching to test it out. My first project (still in progress) is a baby quilt for my niece to gift to a friend of hers. I'll post that after I complete it. So, for a good "learn to use the machine" project … Continue reading Simplicity #8022
Well, my Brother sewing machine is having a temper tantrum. Unfortunately, one screw on the plate is so stuck that I can't take the plate off to give it a proper cleaning. I did manage (using tweezers) to take out threads that were stuck. The needle started working again, but the machine sucks the fabric … Continue reading New & New To Me
A while back Craftsy.com was having a sale and I fell in love with Seedling by Thomas Paul fabric. I purchased three yards with no project in mind. Then I found Sew Liberated's Gypsum Skirt. I made my first one with knit fabric, and I love it. The fabric and pattern seemed a perfect match. … Continue reading Seedling Gypsum