I realized this past week that I hadn't posted about one last completed project from the sewing class that I was taking at Eddie's Quilting Bee (as a reminder, three years of classes came free with the purchase of my machine). I actually put the finishing touches on this tote after the class, and then… Continue reading Burberry Sewing Tote
This year I had time to make two Christmas presents for my family. The first was this scarf for my sister-in-law that was actually made entirely in one evening at my last ever sewing class at Eddie's Quilting Bee. My three years of free sewing classes that came with the purchase of my sewing machine… Continue reading A Red Flannel Scarf
I can't ever seem to follow directions during my monthly sewing class at Eddie's Quilting Bee. This month everyone was making linen napkins. They were really nice, but since I hadn't gotten the monthly project email, I came with my own project in mind: a case for my new iPad. I wanted it to be… Continue reading Designing an iPad Case
This month's sewing class project was to make quilted placemats. I wasn't that excited about them when I heard about them, and I knew I had another giraffe blanket in my near future (first make is here). Yes, another friend having a baby. There must be something in the water. When I got to class and… Continue reading The Rogue Giraffe
I've been negligent in my monthly sewing class of late. I started this little bag in February's class but wasn't able to finish. I meant to complete it at home before the month was up, but I kept getting distracted by my SWAP garments. I gave myself some slack because I knew I could always… Continue reading A Cute Little Bag
We made coasters in my December sewing class. The key skill we were supposed to pick up was sewing on bling. I chose a shiny beaded string as my bling and sewed it on using a zigzag stitch just a wee bit wider than it was. All in all it was a fairly straightforward project,… Continue reading Coasters for the most… ers?
In between sewing projects in 2011, I’m going to recount the sewing projects that I completed in 2010. This post is one of those projects. In my December 2010 sewing class we made three little bags from Amy Butler's Stash and Dash Bags pattern. I used the same Burberry fabric that I've used so many… Continue reading Stash and Dash Bags
Yesterday I rushed home from work, fed the cats and the fish, grabbed my sewing machine and project bag, and jumped in the car. It was a sewing class night. The planned project was the Biscuit Basket from Auntie's Two. Though I'm usually the rouge sewer in the class, I was prepared this month -… Continue reading Weaving the Tale of a Biscuit Basket
I went rogue again in tonight's sewing class. I pulled out my Cotton Ginnys Animal Blankets pattern and my giraffe minky instead of the quilting checker board we were supposed to be making. As of right now, the poor giraffe has no head. I plan to narrow and elongate the pattern for the hippo's head,… Continue reading The Beginnings of a Crafty Giraffe
After work yesterday I jumped into my car and headed over to Eddie's Quilting Bee for my monthly sewing class. On the docket were three patterns from The Teacher's Pet: "Hot Potato," "Corn Cocoon," and "Wrap Warmer." All three patterns provide instructions for making bags meant for cooking food in the microwave, and they all… Continue reading Hot Potato!