Monday, June 27, 2011
More Sewing Projects
Sorry this is sort of turning into a blog all about my sewing projects, but it is 114 outside and my sewing room is nice and cool so that's where I am spending most of my time. Plus I had to make use of all those supplies I bought last week didn't I?
First I'll start with the roman shade I made for the back door. It wasn't exactly fun, and I still have issues with it. Like the way the cord to lift them is under the shade. But it is a temporary solution to the problem of the sun coming in and cooking us during the evening hours. We plan on eventually buying a new door with the blinds inside the window but for now this $10 fix was much more affordable. I used this tutorial.
Next I made a couple more of those really cute notebook covers. I initially bought the floral print to make one for myself but then found the cherries in my scraps and can't decide which one I like better to keep for me :) I had planned on putting one away for a future gift possibility but I'm not sure I can part with either of them!
Lastly I made up some summer jammies for Athena as requested. She picked out the fabric and seems to love them! I like how quick I can crank these out now. I remember when it would take me weeks to make a pair now I just need about an hour.
I also cleaned and oiled my sewing machine this weekend. Wow what a difference that made. I still have my eye on this beauty though but waiting while I save up for it will be much more bearable if I remember to clean and oil more regularly.
Posted by Kathy