Friday, December 11, 2009

Adventures in Sewing

I recently "borrowed" (long-term with no defined return date) my mom's sewing machine. After several hours of battling with an obstinate bobbin and my own complete inability to do ANYTHING in a straight line (especially sew!), I have started giving myself a few simple projects to get accustomed to using the machine.

I first finished a set of curtains for the recently created play area in our basement (worthy of its own post, but if I forget, please remind me. I'm quite proud of it!) and then set about FINALLY sewing together the pieces of fabric I cut out months ago to make Anna a pair of soft shoes. If you are interested, this is the pattern I used.

It went so well that I decided to make a pair for a friend of mine who is expecting a baby not too long from now. They're not perfect, but they stay on much better than socks. I used denim for the soles, but they would be perfect with leather as well. I'm quite excited and am busy brainstorming my next sewing machine project. Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Way to go! I *LOVE* sewing...and I don't know what I'm doing either :) I want to do blankets next.