Monday, March 14, 2011

my first sewing experience; apron

this weekend after receiving my amazing sewing machine, i quickly ran to ac moore to buy thread and whatever else i thought i needed. i came across this cut, sew & go reversible apron panel project. it was very self explanatory and i had a lot of fun making it, especially for my first try. the only error i made was i skipped a step (by accident) and the ties are not perfectly straight together, oh well, could be worse.

here is the final debut.
i like this side better, much more fun and brighter

ohh, and look at emmy's new trick. loads of fun. especially when she eats my retainer when i only have one more month left before i get my braces off, urghhh.

gotta love her

new projects, coming soon!

on friday my mother texted me saying i would be receiving a package when i got home from work. i was so excited, i love presents. i came home to find this. i was excited and intimidated. i do not know how to sew! 

i set it up in our horribly messy spare bedroom/craft room and tried to figure out how to thread the bobbin and the top thread. i was successful, but i gave up for the night when i could not figure out how to bring the bottom thread up. 

i am very excited to learn how to sew and to be able to make more crafts. i already went to barnes & noble and bought a sewing book (that is far beyond my level of sewing).

there is a lot of really cool clothes, bags and different household things to sew in this book. the directions seem pretty easy to understand, so hopefully i will be tackling one of those projects soon after i learn how to sew. 

oh, and my wonderfully amazingly perfect boyfriend just ordered my birthday present. 

yes, a silhouette! so pumped. i have so many fun and exciting projects coming soon. stay tuned!