Monday, February 1, 2010

Sew Determined

This year Cory and I set a few new New Years Resolutions besides the general I will work out more & read my scriptures more kind that are the standards for every new years. We are so far on track for our new goals which are to have one date a month, to attend the temple once a month, and for me, to sew one new project a month. This year one of my biggest goals is to learn how to sew. I can do the basics of a "straight" line seam, well mine aren't always straight, but I would like to sew better. So I have scoured the internet and found several projects and free patterns I plan on making this year...I'm very excited to work on this goal. For January I started on something very simple, a burp cloth. Mainly because I had a baby shower to go to and I needed a gift and I found this very cute idea. You can see how mine turned out. Up close they are not perfect seems but this luckily is a very forgiving pattern.
Below you can see I used three different colors, I made 6 burp cloths in all.
I am currently sewing together 12 little boy burp cloths out of receiving blankets we never used, because of their small size, so if you are having a boy soon you know what you will be receiving from me.  On a side note I also made a new style of binki clip.  I don't think it is as cute as the other I use to make, but they are a lot more durable!

Here are a few of the ideas I have for furture projects/months:
Lil' Britches

I am still looking for other great ideas so if you know of one please pass it on to me either by leaving it in a comment or email me. I am looking for ANY kind of project! 

4 comments:

Taylor Family said...

Thanks for the ideas. I got a sewing machine for Christmas but I don't know how to sew very well at all. I will look at your ideas and maybe try a few. If I find any other cute things, I'll tell ya.

Alison Kloft said...

Wow!! you are pretty ambitious!! I am going to try that little girl dress from a mans shirt though. it seems like an inexpensive way to improve my girls wardrobe.

Lisa said...

What a great idea to use receiving blankets! I wish that I hadn't donated all of mine!

Alison Kloft said...

Check this site out. I think i like her dress a little better than the other one, it has better coverage. I tried the other one and am having a tough time but i am not the best seamstress and my sewing machine is a pain.

http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-shirt-dress.html