For the past 5 years or so I have had a sewing machine collecting dust and bought all kinds of fabrics and sewing "how-to" books but have never done much wih anything. I was sooooo intimidated by using more than a needle and thread.
I decided this year it would be best if I crafted my Christmas gifts... so i dusted off my sewing project books and fought my machine until i remembered how to thread the bobbin. i have been pretty happy with my results but know i have soooooo much to learn still.
i made a list of 12 things i would like to make during this year (in no particular order):
yo-yo quilted necklace, apron, pencil skirt, kilt, wallet, necklace hanger, dress, embroidered hoop, sewing machine dust cover, tea wallet, pillowcases, dog kennel cover
here are the few things i have made already:
a sewing machine dust cover for my aunt's machine (it is on mine for the picture and mine is smaller, it fits hers just right)
|Some flannel PJ shorts for me|
|potpourri sachets for the ladies i work with|
|This is a reversible tote bag, it was hard to show detail in the photograph but I promise it is cool.|
|Red with stars on one side and white with cherries and polka dots on the other. Each side has a pocket =)|
|I took down my old curtains to wash them, then decided i didn't like them and had these made and hung 3 hrs later.|