Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sewing. Show all posts

Monday, May 4, 2009

My First Tutorial

I've made my first tutorial. And it's so easy you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. Seriously.

Easy Sewing Machine Cover
1 pillowcase (I chose vintage)
Ruler or measuring tape
Marking pen
Sewing Machine
Pinking shears

1. Get your stuff out.

2. Slide the pillowcase over your machine and measure the height. Give yourself an extra 1/2" or so.
3. Mark the pillowcase where you want to cut it. Cut it straight across. Turn the pillowcase inside out. Sew it shut.
4. Match the top seam to the side seam to make a little triangle. Measure as far down and you want and sew straight across. Cut with your pinking shears.
5. Slide over your machine and smile at your work! The end.

How easy was that? Seriously. And how sad is it that I feel incredibly cool for thinking of it?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tote Bag Swap

I joined the We the People Tote bag swap over at Tracey's blog about a month ago. I sent mine off today and I received mine today! SO CUTE! Not only did I get a cute tote but I got a wallet, a small tote and some cute fabric! Thanks Amy!

Monday, July 21, 2008

A new shirt

So I made myself a little shirt. It actually took me forever because my sewing machine broke down in the middle of it! But it was super easy. After I made the shirt (I got the basic idea from the The Farm Chicks.) I decided to spiff it up with a few little yo-yo's, a waist trimming and some ruffles at the shoulders. What do you think?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Remember that summer fabric?

Well you can WIN some now! First, if you haven't checked out Fresh Squeezed Fabric and you have an interest in sewing at all you should! And secondly if you want to win some head on over to Tracey's and check out her swap. You can also enter to win some of that summery fabric! Tracey is hosting a Tote Bag swap and I'm joining in. I figure since I have already made my FIRST TOTE all myself I've got it in the "bag" so to speak. Hardy, har, har. So head over to Tracey's, say hello, and join the swap! You only have until Sunday to do so!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer is in the Fabric!

I stumbled across this new little blog today that has the most BEAUTIFUL summer fabric and she just opened an Etsy store to sell it! Not only that but she has the most adorable sewing projects and has given me lots of ideas! Since the Fresh Squeezed Fabric just opened up she is having a fabric giveaway and I'm putting my name in the pot! Check out her stuff! It's to die for!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jean skirting it

So the sewing continues.

Old jeans=new jean skirt.

This was fun to make. In fact I wish I had more old jeans. I think I may run off to the thrift store and pick up some used jeans. Since I didn't really have any idea how to make this I checked out Threadbanger and Instructables. I took a little from here and a little from there and made my skirt. It is so comfortable I think I could wear it every day! Want me to make you one? Send me your old jeans and I will!!

Oh and that fabulous little purse? That's my borrowed Furla. Yes, I am that girl. I see something in a movie and I check it out. And because I am also the girl that bargain shops I borrowed it for $5!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm just a regular June Cleaver

That's right. I've been transformed to a cooking, cleaning AND SEWING housewife. And I'm loving it. I never thought I would. I never thought I would be the girl that would spend HOURS in the grocery store and fabric store poring every little product. But I am. Huh. Weird.

So here we have some DELISH Whiskey Steak. I heart this steak very, berry much. I stole the recipe off the net (thanks internet peeps!) and marinated that steak in some good 'ol Jim Beam for a few hours and then grilled it up with some veggies. YUM.
And tonight I finished my SECOND sewing project. No pattern this time either! Of course it's not perfect but I'm pretty pleased with myself. I've decided I'm going to use it as my grocery bag or book bag. I was going to give it away as a gift but it's my first. Can't give away my first! Plus, it's not perfect and I'm WAY to Type A to send it off not looking perfect. And the total cost of this project? A little over $3.50! I picked up 4 placemats at Target on clearance (.74 each!) with some polka-dot ribbon. How's that for a bargain?

Friday, June 20, 2008

I rock apron strings

I really, really do. I made an apron. All by myself. With no pattern. It took many long hours hunched over the sewing machine and checking out all the aprons I own. And yes, I know. It doesn't look life it took HOURS but hey, give me a break. It's my first apron. :-)