Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sewing Day Groove

***Disclaimer*** If there are any pregnant nieces reading this they should STOP.  ;-) Pretty sure she doesn't read this, though her mother does......

The pattern pieces
So here I am making something.......again.

I like to sew but it takes me a long time since I'm so new to it. Usually what happens is I get in to a groove.....I get motivated and I run through an entire project from start to finish.

If I have to let it sit for a day or two, I find I don't have the time to get back to it (as the half completed knitting needle caddy is a testament to. :-( )

Enter Motivation:

My niece is expecting her first baby in about three weeks. Well, new babies are the best excuse for making things. LOTS of things. I really have to be careful here. I could go a little nutzo and before you know it this child will have an entire wardrobe courtesy of me. Luckily I'm too busy. Imagine that, busy-ness saves me from insanity.....not sure that that's not a bunch of b.s. but we'll go with it for now!

But I did use aforementioned expected child as an excuse to practice my sewing.

I found a pattern for a simple but very cute bib. I bought a yard of fabric and was able to make three (with some fabric saved out to make one for my hope chest as well!)
OMG have you seen these? Thread with pop top thread end holders, I was impressed! I impress easily.
An update from my old clunker, my husbands machine, it's nice.

Iron, iron, iron, love your iron if you sew and love it more with lavender water sprayed on everything!

Who knew bias tape could make things look so cool? Yup, beginner  seamstress here!

Inside out, don't forget to leave a hole in the seam to flip it rightside out!

Minor boo boo, missed the edge of the fabric.

Another one in a different fab

All three! It took me a lot of time but it was a great project for a beginner like me, hope my niece likes them!


  1. VERY cute! Almost wish my daughter was younger so I could make some more of those bibs! Almost. :)
    Good job too! Working on round stuff is always a pain.

    1. it was great practice! By the third one I was much better at sewing around corners.

  2. Those are so, so cute!! I love the fabrics you chose! :)

    1. That's the funnest part honestly, that and seeing the finished product. I love Joann's fabrics, I could spend hours and thousands of $$ in there!

  3. These are adorable. Where did you get the pattern? I would love to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Tami, thanks for visiting my blog!

      The pattern is free and it's here:

  4. So cute! I have a friend who has a niece due in June. I hope to get a blanket made for her.