Monday, January 10, 2011

Sewing projects

I promised to show you the things I've made with my new sewing machine, and now that I have given out my gifts, I can show you.

The biggest thing was figuring out what to do with all these fabric books. I made two sets of reversible placemats for my mom and sister.

These were for my sister and were actually pre-sewing machine.

These were for my mom and were my first real project on the sewing machine.

For my sister and niece, I made a wipes holder and a diaper changing pad. See links for the directions. I also made these for a baby shower.

This weekend I completed a camera strap cover with some scraps, and I'm trying to finish another placemat project.

I've been pretty pleased with how things have turned out. I don't sew very straight, so inside-out seams are my friend, but I think I'm getting better. I've also learned you can find anything through Google and YouTube. I never would have figured out bias tape without this video (note: I did pin mine).

I'm already dreaming of making baby dresses and floor pillows. I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. wow impressive! still trying to figure out what to do with my fabric books.

  2. very cool! Love the first set of placemats. I know the gifts were a hit!