My First Sewing Projects
I’ve been wanting to learn to sew for years, and my lovely husband surprised me with a sewing machine for Christmas! I have been having an absolute blast using it! So far I’ve made a few too many pillows, a tote bag, two aprons, and a knitting needle case.
I’d ultimately like to make clothes, or at least learn to alter my own clothes. I have a major fitting problem–for every ten items I take into a fitting room, nine go straight back to the shelves because of fitting issues. Until I can make my own clothing, I made something similar to clothes–an apron! Aprons are one of the reasons I wanted to learn to sew because I really love them. I find half-aprons more comfortable, so that’s what I’ve been making.
My friend Aly helped pick out the material, and I’m so happy with the way they ended up looking together!
I added rickrack to cover my messy seams and make it look a bit more vintage.
It is so satisfying to end up with a product that looks EXACTLY like what you wanted!
I whipped this up yesterday! The green fabric is the left-over from the band of the first apron (amazing how different it looks as the dominant fabric, right?).
Even though I typically only like to buy craft supplies on sale (Hobby Lobby and Joann’s have a lot of sales), I couldn’t resist the cute birdcage fabric.
I finally have a knitting needle case! Â I used this wonderful tutorial.
Detail. Nearly-straight stitches! That was the hardest thing for me to get used to.
The case rolls up and ties with ribbon.
My friend Aly helped me pick out this fabric as well, and I couldn’t be happier. It matches my bedspread perfectly!
That little blue pillow in the back was the first thing I sewed! It doesn’t match our living room, but Joseph put it on the couch anyway.