Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Some new things going on

Yes, it's me, the stranger again... I know :) But I'm not sorry. 
I'm glad to be back to sewing again, I'm planning Christmas presents in my head already. It'll be here before we know it. It always is.
In the meantime I had to get back to sewing as it's the beginning of the school year, and my friend asked me to *gasp* hem 6 pairs of pants for her son for his school uniform. Nothing fancy. It gave me an opportunity to get friendly with my sewing machine again, and also start watching the Outlander series while I was cutting/pinning/sewing.
After I was done I dug up a Youtube video I just watched a few weeks before about making a sewing machine cover. It's by Debbie Shore, link is here:
I can highly recommend her videos, She is an excellent instructor and makes things seem so easy.

I changed a few things, like I didn't have foam on hand that she was using, so I used the Pellon 809 Decor Bond iron on interfacing. That was the heaviest I had on hand.
Also I made the mistake of hemming the side of the pockets instead of just leaving the raw edges and let them be sewn into the seam allowance. It was a bit more difficult to handle the sewing of the sides, but no major issues. It came out OK, I'm sure it'll be better next time in case I need another one!

The view from the top :)

Handy pockets for scissors, rotary cutters, etc.

A bonus picture of the kitty in the background :) He's on bird watch duty!

I'm working on an apron for my friend's birthday this week, I have an apron that I really like and will use that as a pattern. I've sewn the ties so far :) I will have to cut the pattern out of the fabric and get going. 

That's all for now, I'll be back to post pictures later this week!

'Til we blog again! :)


  1. I've also started to thing about making some Christmas gifts and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will come up with. Love your new sewing machine cover; it looks very professionally made. Well done.

  2. I love the sewing machine cover -- those fabrics are great!

  3. The sewing machine cover is so pretty!! Great fabric choices. Can't wait to see the gifts you make!

  4. I love the way the kitty is framed in the handle!

    The cover is very cheerful!

  5. Really nice job! I like the design of the cover. Good idea to interface it, too.

  6. Love your fabrics. I'm sure it's good to be sewing again.


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