Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sew Determined: August & September Editions

For August's sewing project I took it easy and just completed a project I have always wanted to do, a fabric Birthday Banner.  I  did it the hard way in that I found a font I liked on the computer then cute it out then pinned it to fabric and Heat Bond and cute the letters out again; the easy way would just to be iron on letters in the first place.  Oh well it makes mine more unique. It turned out pretty cute in my opinion, perfect for any birthday we have at the ole Fergy residence.

For September's sewing project I made a car seat tent, which is another thing that has been on my to do list for ever. This was a really easy project that I tried to make more difficult than it was really meant t be by adding embellishments that I eventually tore off in several stages and had to resew 3 different times.  Really all you need to do is have 1 1/4yd of top  fabric and 1 yd of under fabric and then take the top fabric cute it to 1yd and sew the two together you can round the corners or not then with the extra top fabric make some handles, they can Velcro, tie, or button.  Then embellish with anything else you like. I made this tent for a baby  shower gift and not obviously for my babies who just grew out of their infant carseats.


PMG Smith Family said...

I have been wanting to make a birthday banner for a while... maybe I should do that for Peter's birthday... hmmm... Also, I love that carseat tent. That would have made things so much easier when Greyson was little. I'll have to keep it in mind for the next one.

Lauren said...

I'd love some more detailed instructions on that birthday banner. I'd like to make one, but I'm not crafty at all so I'd need the idiot's guide version.