Yes, I now have my very own sewing machine! I know it’s not as cute as the Hello Kitty machine, but I did get to use it one more time before getting the Brother above:
Sam had a few of us over to make these cute Advent Calendars. We lined the back and pockets with some fun Christmas-y fabric. Since I was using the Hello Kitty machine, there was already some great pink thread in the bobbin. I love how it looks quilty on the back!
Stacey’s sister and sister-in-law recently got the same Brother sewing machine, so we all got together for a little class on how to thread our machines and do some practice sewing. Stacey and her mom picked up some fun fabrics and showed us how to make these little practice bags:
Fancy Tiger Crafts had their Five Year Anniversary sale last month. I got this cute fat quarter of their fabric, but didn’t quite know what to make with it. Based on the practice bags we made a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make this knitting project bag:
I wasn’t quite sure how to add the polka-dot fabric as the lining, but it worked well enough. It stands up nicely and now I have a cute little project bag for my Baktus scarf.
Ever since making the little zippered pouches at Camp in May, I’ve been wanting to make one that matches my Birdie Sling Bag. I finally gave it a try this weekend. In fact, the last 2 projects I worked on this past weekend I did all by myself with my new machine!
I still need to practice lining everything up and sewing an even, straight line, but I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. My sewing machine came with a zipper foot and it was awesome! Sewing the zipper on was really easy compared to last time when I just had to use the regular foot for everything.
I do need to get a 1/4″ foot sometime because I think that would be easier to sew with and help me keep the fabric lined up properly.