Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Here we go! 

I'm addicted to blog-reading.  
Sewing blog-reading, specifically.

I love looking at the pictures of projects... beautiful things that people whip up using nothing but whatever material they have on hand (usually luscious) and tA 
Today, I discovered that if I want to "link up," my own projects, I need a blog... so

ready or not, I'm jumping in!

Quick about-me...

I'm a music teacher, zumba addict, mother of two, and am generally pretty busy... but some projects call to me... scream "sew me!"   Thus, I'm the new owner of this blog, SewMes.

Here are the SewMe projects that I've got going on now: :) !!!

PROJECT 1: Twisted Rose for a t-shirt dress I'm making for my daughter.  

Easy to make!  ... if you are a hair-twister like I was, it will be a cinch!

  • Sew together fabric in a 2 1/2 inch wide long strip (I'd say that mine was about 6 feet long)  As I put my fabrics together, I tried to connect "like" fabrics to one another, and I just randomly decided how long each strip should be.
  • Fold right sides together, and straight stitch to create a very long tube.
  • Use a safety pin stuck in one end, and enjoy a little tv with your husband as you turn the tube right side out.
  • twist, swirl, and spiral the fabric keeping it tight, and pinning as you go
  • Hand sew the flower together... a thimble not only makes you feel like your grandma in a nice, nostalgic way, it helps the needle get through about four spiral layers at a time.
I linked this project up to http://quiltstory.blogspot.com/ ... kinda fun to link up!

PROJECT 2:  I was sewing up these stars... part of a weekly sew-along from Sew Lux Fabrics... http://www.sewluxfabric.com/ (totally fun, easy, and love the fabric in the kit I ordered)
and my daughter wanted to piece something together for her, so I didn't quite get these pressed, but...

PROJECT 3 was born.
She wanted an owl, and so she chose the fabric, I cut the pieces, and then I let her sit on my lap and steer the straight lines

So, future posts... a tutorial for our little owl?  Whaddya say?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for the visit and the comment!