Sunday, January 11, 2009

My First (& Second!) Sewing Projects

One of my goals for this year is to learn to use my sewing machine. So, I decided to make a rag quilt for my girlfriend Kristen's baby shower. I didn't take a photo of it after I washed it, so the photo below has big fringe. The finished blanket (after washing it) has nice, fuzzy seams around each square. Very cute and very soft!



And, today, I made an apron for myself this afternoon. I found this "Apron in an Hour" pattern and was so excited to get my fabric in the mail today (didn't pick up my mail yesterday!). I love how it came out!




Bernie, my machine, and I are very well acquainted now!

6 comments:

jona said...

You're apron turned out perfect!! I'm so glad you like it too! Thank you!

Tara said...

The apron is adorable! I love it! You're gonna get hooked, I know you are!

Frogs in my formula said...

Learning to use a sewing machine is on my list too. I want to learn how to make curtains. I mean, they're straight--how hard could it be?? (Hard, I know...)

Betsy said...

Those turned out great!! Good work!

HeatherPride said...

Congrats! I love the apron, too! Very Betty Crockery!

Claire said...

Love the apron!! I'm inspired by your quilt. I make big ones that take forever....it must be so nice see the fruits of your labor so quickly.