Tag Archives: sewing

Li’l Miss’s Reading Nook

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While Li’l Miss and her parents were on their way to her 4-year-old birthday party, Dan the  Man and I were back at her house installing this cute reading nook.  I got the inspiration from the tutorial linked at the end of this post, though I did my own measurements and sewing techniques.  All the sewing crapsmanship is hidden behind the books and dowels. Read the rest of this entry

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DIY Infinity Scarves

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I got out my sewing machine today to work on a Christmas gift for my oldest granddaughter Kaye.  I’m most definitely a sewing novice, despite my mom’s and my high school home ec teacher’s efforts.  I have limited tolerance for the precision of sewing, but I figured I could handle the two or three straight seams this project required.  Even going to buy fabric gave me some feelings of ineptness ( ineptitude?), but I powered through the nervousness and bought two yards of pretty paisley fabric with shades of brown and blue on a field of white. Read the rest of this entry

Sewing, Day 2

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Last week, I wrote about the easy-to-do mat I made for my new sewing machine. The day after my success (?) with that project, I tackled a dust cover for my machine. I used an easy tutorial from My Decoupaged Life (http://www.mydecoupagedlife.com/2012/08/easy-sewing-machine-cover-tutorial.html). (Are you noticing how often I’m using the word “easy”?  Don’t believe it!) Read the rest of this entry

Sewing Machine Mat

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I bought a new beginners sewing machine a few months ago. I haven’t really sewed since college, and sewing isn’t a good craft for this crapswoman.  It requires too much precision for my style and generally frustrates me beyond measure.  But having arms and legs the length of most eight year olds, I have often regretted not having a machine to easily shorten hems.  And when I saw this Singer machine on Amazon for less than $60, I pulled the trigger.  When it arrived, I unpacked it, set it up on the desk in the grandkids’ bedroom, and let it sit gathering dust until yesterday. Read the rest of this entry