I totally love those bean bags! I have dug out some fabric and am going to get all my cutting done tonight. Then tomorrow, once my boy has gone to bed I will sew them up. I'm going to make a set for him and a set for my neice.
I've just finished my first ever proper sewing project using my machine. I had been putting it off time and time again because I couldn't find the perfect project but then I figured I had to start somewhere.
I used the Ric-rac 1 hour tutorial that I found on another post (http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/01/1-hour-bag-tutorial.html). It didn't take me an hour - it took me about 3 but I am a total beginner. I dug out some fat quarters, chose a fabric and cut it to size, only to realise of course a handbag has 2 sides!! I didn't have enough to make both so picked a co-ordinating fabric hence the 2 different colours. I also had to do a fair bit of seam ripping when I sewed my handles in the middle of the lining and the outer fabric. Doh!! I guess that's what you get for sewing at 11pm when my 4 month old son is in bed. My sewing isn't neat enough yet to leave the edges of the handles out like the tute.
But anyway... Thought I'd post for some feedback. All is welcome!
Thanks all! My machine skills are still not that great and I'd worry that I'd ruin the stocking if I machine sewed it. My straight lines are not the best, but I know I can do a mean blanket stitch by hand!
I just want it to last as my mum made my stocking for my first Christmas too and I still use it now. It's not huge, but would like it to hold sweets/chocs and usual stocking filler type things, so nothing majorly heavy.
Hoping someone can help me out there. I'm in the process of making a Christmas stocking for my baby due in 2 weeks and I've just hit a stumbling block. I've used felt as it's a nice easy material and it has been a while since I used my sewing skills (or lack of!).
Will a blanket stitch be strong enough to hold the stocking when it's full (in a few years time!) or should I machine stitch the edge instead? I had wanted to blanket stitch it, but am worried now that it may not hold.
Ok, here's my first entry for the handmade crusade and also my first proper felt project. A friend heard I was thinking of making some Christmas decorations and gave me a big stash of felt. Hooray!
Still haven't made any decorations, but in the theme of keeping warm I made a diary cover. It was cold in my handbag!!! Please be honest and give some feedback as I think I may make more for my girlfriends Christmas gifts. This was supposed to be my prototype as I hadn't sewed properly in a very long time, but I really like how it came out.
The elephant isn't my own design but it a combination of others I've seen, so apologies for not crediting anyone!
I can't post photos yet either, but here is my entry for November.
Another beginner here at 27. Just got my sewing machine up and running this weekend - after figuring out all the bits and threading etc... I had used my mum's sewing machine as a kid, so I can sew in a straight line and stuff, but the setup was ALIEN to me!
I've just found some scrap material and been practicing using it randomly. Going to the fabric shop later on though as I'm going to try and make some simple things in the next few weeks. Plus I'm expecting and due in 6 weeks but have already finished work so going to try and get some things made for baby's room.