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Thursday, November 6, 2008

So I've Been Sewing...

It only took me 8 months, but I finally got up the nerve to really try out my new sewing machine. Within the last couple of weeks, I have fixed Lily's flannel PJ pants, and have made two Boppy covers, three headbands, one nursing cover (thanks, Lori, for providing the material, the boning, and the know-how...and for sewing some of it whilst I attended to the babes), and am working on a patchwork pillow cover.

That may not sound like a lot, but for me, it's HUGE. I haven't really sewn since HOME EC in middle school. Heart-shaped pillow, anyone?

I am gathering patterns, material, and other "notions" (haha) so I can have a sewing stockpile to help me on my way. Last week, my mom and I went to a big church garage sale, and I filled a brown shopping bag with as much fabric as I could for $5. Believe me when I tell you I packed every last inch of that bag with every kind of fabric I could stuff in there. It was filled to overflowing, but still just $5!

I am very happy with the patterns I've been finding online (what's up next? I want to try this skirt for Lily - see some samples and this sock monkey), and I get a free ePattern courtesy of Money Saving Mom if I mention that Sense and Sensibility Patterns now offers e-patterns. Gotta love free.

I'll try to post pictures of my accomplishments when I get the chance (but not all of them, b/c something is a gift that has yet to be sent out - shoot!) and I have dreams of opening an Etsy store some day. But I still have a lot more learning to do first!

2 comments :

Jen Hixson said...

You rock! I got the Boppy cover today. Thank you so much. It is awesome. I will be sure to take a pic once it's on the Boppy. I am envious of your sewing talent.

Josh and Kelley's family said...

It is fun reading your blog...I made the oliver + s skirt for my daughter...turned out so cute and she asks to wear it all the time!