Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another apron done and a couple of lessons learned!

Hi all,

I finished apron no. 2 this afternoon…..

img_2938 (Excuse the flabby arms, need to do something about that!)

This one has golden yellow cut-out kids. So cute against the navy! I have another apron ready to sew together, but I just don’t know if I want to make 3 more…what do you think? Do you have any suggestions on gifts for the assistants?

img_2939(Showing off the lining!) 

Lesson 1 – Get a new chair! If you are sewing with a dining chair, like I was, chances are you are sitting too low. I have been in pain after sewing for only an hour, but I picked up an office chair with adjustable everything this morning and let me just say “Soooo much better!” why did I take the pain for so long!

Lesson 2 – Never sew tired. No I didn’t run over a finger but I did sloppy work. Fortunately you can’t see it in the photos, but I know they are there!

Lesson 3, this is more like a tip – When  sewing the ends of anything narrow, the cotton webbing in this case, throw a piece of paper underneath and the machine will have no trouble pulling it through! Do you know what I mean?

When sewing the ends of the ties, my feed dogs didn’t want to pull the webbing in under the foot, so I put a piece of paper underneath the tie and then sewed the end onto the paper. Channel foundation piecing, the paper rips away and you are left with a really neat line of stitching. Yahoo!

img_2944 (I remembered to put a label on this one!)

I also posted off my hexie to my swap partner. I love how it turned out, I hope she likes it too!

img_2924 (Modified)
The colour requirement was “pastel”. I also threw in a little something extra!

Be happy,


Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, the hexie is gorgeous and the scissor keeper adorable, thank you, I love them! toni xxx
ps. I know what you mean about sewing tired, it hurts when you sew over your finger *grin* toni xxx

Debbie said...

Hi Jessica,

As per normal it all looks great! Have you thought about making a mug carrier and you can include a cheap mug.

They say you are not good at anything till you have injured yourself but I did not appreciate that at the time!


C said...

Oh! I'll have to try the paper underneath trick.

Munaiba said...

Cute block and I like your apron too. I know what you mean about doing more though. Once I've done one, I've been there done that and don't want to do it again. lol