Zippers...my nemesis! I am determined to conquer them on simple projects before using them in clothing. So, using my trusty School of Sewing book, I made two pouches. First up, I needed a small pouch to carry in my tote bag. I have switched to carrying a tote bag instead of a cross body bag … Continue reading Zippers
Good Morning! My last post was *YIKES* in mid-March. Things just became very hectic around here and I blinked and boom, it was April. (Two kiddos hit by a nasty stomach bug stinks...but everyone is feeling better now!) I've continued to work on my scrapy magic ball afghan and I think one more ball will … Continue reading Social Media Break
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