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sew sew weekend

30 Nov

Went to Joann’s on Friday to just look around with Joey. I ended up getting some material to make a pillow for him. Very simpl project. He likes it when I make him pillows and I as I was browsing the pattern section he went off to look for fabric. He came back with a flame pattern. I sent him back to get a pillow while I went to pick out felt. I’ve been needing to get felt for my sewing accessories pattern that I picked up a few months back. Since I am on a pink kick i just had to get hot pink. I was in luck it was on sale for 1.99 a yard. WOO HOO.

The pillow I bought was larger than the first one so I had to make some adjustment to the pattern. Also had do it by memory a bit. It was easy and took me about a half hour or less. Wasn’t looking at the time. Joey loved it so much he used it that night. Now he has two pillows and the first one I ever made now lives in the living room and our bed houses the flame one and the skulls one. SOOO does not go with my duvet cover but whatever.

So Leyli wasn’t able to come by on Friday sand we made plans for Saturday. I woke up early and didn’t want to go back to bed so I looked through my cloth collection and unfinished projects. I found fabric that was bought about 5 years ago that would match the living room decor. I have enough to make 3 pillows. One for the large pillow that is micro suede and for 2 others that I will need to buy pillows for. I desperately need to make a cover for the larger pillow so that the micro suede would not get messed up.

I spent the saturdat morning watching the rest of project runway Australia while cutting out the rest of the sewing accessories pattern. I decided to make the larger pillow while waiting for Leyli to come by. I could have made another but decided to just organize my things a bit more. Below are pics of the pillow made.

new pillow cases

new pillow cases

Since I cut out all the little patterns for the sewing accessories and I had felt, I wanted to make a little basket that would match my sewing bag. It took me about an hour and a half to finish the whole thing. I’m happy with it. It’s cute. I might add some snaps so that I will be able to keep it closed so the kitties won’t try to steal pins from the pin cushion. adding the snaps will be a good addition. I can then make a few more and give them out as holiday gifts.

sewing basket to match my sewing machine cover and sewing bag

sewing basket to match my sewing machine cover and sewing bag

I have a shirt pattern cut out already so I will be laying it out and cutting the fabric tonight. I decided to start cutting patterns out when I am watching tv. That way I am not wasting time later on.

finished projects

20 Aug

So far I have made quite a few things. Some I started and finished with my instructor Sha and others started and finished at home or started and finished with Sha. Here is a listing of my completed projects so far:

1st Lesson: Pillow case
2nd Lesson: Hand bag – Geisha Print – fully completed with handles on 4th lesson
3rd and 4th Lesson: Pajama Pants – used a paw print – have worn a few times but need to wash so it’s not so scratchy.
5th lesson: Skirt – Finished at home but made it too bog so I wear it as a dress around the house.
6th, 7th and 8th lesson: Top cute tan and blue flower fabric (which I should have bought more of) with blue belt under bust
9th and 11th lesson: Pink chinese top with gold buttons
12th lesson: start of a new top

Projects made at home:
Skull pillow case
2 handbags – fashion print with mannequins one red (for my friends birthday: sewing partner in crime) one pink – we have matching bags, i love the handles I used for hers.
Tan striped skirt with a puff. – Didn’t like so much, wished there was more poof to it.