Monday, March 14, 2011

sewing update - reverse applique

I hope you didn't think that I gave up on sewing.

I have not ended up sewing every day and I probably need to give Jacquie's machine back but I have enjoyed experimenting with several different things and I feel like I can sew now and hopefully I'll keep on learning and trying.

If I could only get my hands on a Bernina machine without paying a small fortune . . .

So for my first fabric on fabric project (vs. sewing on paper) I followed this tutorial for reverse applique.

I cleaned out David's onesie bin and weeded out the stained ones and ones that had seen better days and figured that I could practice on those with minimal risk. Jacquie was also nice enough to send me home with some fabric scraps.

I paired fabrics with onesies and got busy.

The part where you cut through the knit but not through the fabric underneath was a tiny bit unnerving . . .


Whew! I did it!

While it's by no means the most perfect "D" ever, I was plenty pleased with it for a first attempt!

And here's my little guy modeling his new duds made by his mama! Such fun! I dreamed of sewing for my kids one day and now I have.

Have you done anything creative or crafty lately or followed a dream?

Kelly

4 comments:

Jessica H said...

Cutest little "D" model ever!

Bethany said...

That is SUPER cute! I want to make one! Maybe in about 6 months....

Zach Shirley said...

Very nice Kelly! I worked on some more burp clothes this weekend. You'll see them at the ladies retreat. ;-) Here's my next project... http://lauragunn.typepad.com/theundercovercrate.pdf. Must find fabric first.

Candace said...

cute! i like the color combination.