Showing posts from January, 2012

Sewing for My IPod Touch!

I have been sewing in a sew along this week and I have to admit that I have also been ripping out just about as many stitches as I have put in!  Had a terrible time with the zippers I chose to use and have done some stitching and some bitching! But that is for my other blog!  Sew Alongs.

I did make the time to stitch up a case for my IPod Touch.  I like to listen to it at work and I am constanly worrying about it getting scratched, so I made a case for it out of some to the fabric scraps from my sew along project.

It was a quick little project that allowed me to calm my nerves after all the aforementioned zipper problems!

Just a very simple little rectangle with a top that folds down and fastens with a velcro dot.

I placed a large buttonhole in the bottom to make way for the cord attachment and the earphones. It is double faced quilted fabric so it adds some protection from falls and some protection from scratches to the face of the IPod. At least now I feel safer carrying it aro…

Working On A Project

Hello, I am busy over at Sew Alongs getting ready for the "Suede says red, Sew for a Cause, Sew Along".  We will be making a travel bag that is designed by Suede and sold by simplicity.  I am very excited about this Sew Along as I have never made a travel bag before.  The pattern actually looks pretty simple and I love the fabric I have chosen!  If any of you are interested in following along you can read about my progress on Sew Alongs.

If you are interested in joining the group and sewing along with us you can do that here.  It starts on Tuesday, January 24th, so you still have some time to get your supplies together.

Hope to see you there!

Happy Sewing!

Quick and Easy Baby Blanket

My family had some wonderful news on Thursday, we learned that my oldest son Travis, and his wife Christa are going to have a baby girl! This will be their first and is such exciting news, and from this Nana's perspective it is news that is long overdue!! LOL She should be arriving to meet us all on or around June 11th. I can hardly wait!

She is going to be a little doll, already is, you can see her sucking her thumb. How darling is that?  Precious little baby girl!

Well with all this excitement, I was just itching to make her something.  I was going to make a bib, then I remembered I had bought some flannel thinking I would make the grands some pjs or sleep shirts.  Well guess what, that flannel is now a baby blanket!  I kept to my resolution about using some of my stash before buying any more fabric too! ( well sorta, I did purchase some for a sew along I am participating in, but I didn't have any of the type of fabric that the project calls for, so that really doesn…

Know Your Machine and Your Stitches

I attended a webinar broadcast the other day on the ASG website.  It was about sewing machine basics.  What a great webinar it turned out to be.     If you have not read the machine operation manual that came with your sewing machine, do that now!   Everything you need to know about your machine is covered in the manual.   Keep it handy so you can grab it quickly if you run into a problem.  It will tell you the kind of bobbins to use, needles, thread, how to set the tensions for certain stitches and fabrics.  It will have a diagram for threading and winding the bobbin and how to correctly insert the bobbin into your machine.   It is your tutorial to your personal sewing machine, and it is extremely important.

I came close to bypassing this webinar.  I have been sewing for so long, I really didn't think it would be useful to me.  I am so glad that I did attend, I learned a few things, proof that you can teach an old dame new tricks!   One of the things Ramona covered was how impor…