Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mama Said Sew

I finally made a simple quilt for myself using Moda precuts layer cakes, charms, and jelly roll.  Design is called "Mama Said Sew".  After years of making quilts for others I decided it was time to for me to be selfish :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

When I'm angry at my husband I cut up his shirts...

Okay I wasn't really angry at him... but he allowed me to cut up one of his shirts which I made into a cute apron.

Of course I forgot to take pictures while making it but I'll try to explain using the pictures below.

Ask your man nicely if you can cut up one of his old shirts... or just find one at a thrift store. 
Cut along dotted lines

 Fold vertical edges in 1/4 inch.  Iron.  Fold another 1/4- 1/2 inch iron. sew about 1/4 of an inch along edge to hem. Do this on both vertical edges.

Cut your 4 yards of bias tape in half to make 2 yards each.  Start at the back of the neck, place your raw edges into bias tape and pin as you go down diagonal edges.  Make sure you leave extra to use to tie around your back. Do the same with the opposite side.  Sew 1/8 from your bias tape tape edge all the way through. 
You can purchase bias tape from Joann's fabric store, Walmart, etc.  Or you can make your own using the extra fabric of the back of your man's shirt.   This is more time consuming but it can be done.

Here's the finish product below.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Holey Jeans and Fabric Scraps

Another borrowed Pinterest idea:  Old holey jeans, cut the legs off and sew on a strip of fabric scraps to make a cute skirt and a little girl happy.

My Emmeline Apron

I found an apron pattern through Pinterest... which I LOVE!  through this website http://sewliberated.com/products/emmeline-apron-sewing-pattern 
I bought this pattern for only $11.95.  This is a reversible apron with a gathered bodice.  So when I dirty up one side... I can turn it around and use the other ;-)

I swear this apron make anyone look good in it...

I plan on making more with different patterns.  This was time consuming but I'm hoping the second one will go a little faster.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Felt Flowers

My sister, Lynn, taught me how to make these beautiful flowers.  My daughter loves wearing them and after multiple how to requests... here is the tutorial.

Start by cutting 1 1/2 large felt circle.  I used the large open end of a plastic fountain drink cup. 


Cut the circles into quarters.  You Should have six.

Do a running stitch on the curved edge of each quarter.  Connect last quarter to first quarter.  Pull.

once gathered, secure with a knot.

Add a small round felt circle as a backing.  Either by sewing or hot glue.

Like this.

I added a previously made smaller flower (pink) to the front. I used an the open end of a dixie paper drinking cup.

I secured the two flowers together by sewing a button (or two). Sometimes hot glue is needed here.

Adhere felt flower to hair items, clips, magnets, clothes, etc.

See how beautiful they are?  Once you start you can't stop.  The fabric flowers are made by cutting 6 circles and folding them into quarters, do a running stich on the curved raw edges and follow the same directions for making felt flowers.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Seal Skin Gloves

I made these gloves for my husband a few years ago when we did a homemade Christmas... though I was the only one in the family that made homemade gifts that year.  These gloves are made from spotted seal and my friend Sherry Kulukhon who's originally from Gambell, Alaska help me make them.  Everything is hand sewned using waxed dental floss as thread.  My fingers were extremely sore despite using a thimble.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quilt for my niece.

fabric purchased from www.fatquarterquilts.com using moda fabric charms and layered cake.  Fabric design is called "Bliss".