Sunday, March 13, 2011

One step closer to crafting

***Edited to add pictures of fabrics & project***

I was talking to my mom about learning how to sew, she gave me a funny look and told me she never enjoyed it...and then gave me her sewing machine and everything she has to go with it !!!  I had told my hubby I was going to start getting lessons from his grandma, but was hesitant to buy a sewing machine until I knew I would actually use it.  (Insider story: my MIL made my FIL buy her an expensive fancy sewing machine when they first got married that apparently is rarely used and is a source of complaint to this day)

So I also had scored a deal on fabric from and caught a sale at a fabric store when visiting my sister.  My mom had me drop off the sewing machine to get oiled and adjusted, a basic service job to make sure it was working properly.  So soon I will have my own sewing machine and projects to begin!  I did a tally last week and realized that besides me, I know of 19 other people having babies in 2011 ! Technically 5 have already had their babies, so I better kick it into gear with presents for the baby boom.
From Local Fabric Store

Jersey Knits from

More from

Lycra from

As I am a beginner I'm going to start with burp clothes, I figure it doesn't matter as much if the seams aren't perfect and it is a useful gift. Wish me luck, I will post pictures as soon as I get my sewing machine back from the shop and get a chance to take it for a spin.

1st sewing project: Burp Rag

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