Somebody Stop Me!

March 7, 2012

I have a new major obsession. Sewing. Why didn’t I realize how cool it was a LONG time ago? Oh I know. Because I didn’t have a sewing machine! Two Christmases ago I saved all my money and bought a very basic sewing maching. Matt was very much against it because he said I wouldn’t use it and it would just collect dust. To be honest, I actually kind of thought that it might…but then I discovered Pinterest and can’t stop creating now!

So here are just a few things I’ve made in the last little while, and I’ve got plenty more on the horizon! It’s just the coolest thing to be able to take a yard or two of simple fabric and create something useful!

This is probably my favorite so far. Such a fun ruffled skirt! I used the tutorial here for the basic pattern, then modified it a bit.

And here is a skirt I made a few months ago. I love it because it’s so unique! The tutorial is HERE.

Curtains for my family room:

Bibs for my little niece Maura (used THIS tutorial):

A much-needed cover for my sewing machine (TUTORIAL):

A small little cinch beach bag for carrying sunblock and bug spray (TUTORIAL):

Ruffled-bottom pajama pants for my mom with a matching pillow case (sorry bad pic taken with my phone). I loosely followed THIS tutorial:

And a ruffled tote bag for carrying my books to church (can you tell I’m obsessed with ruffles)? (TUTORIAL)

If anyone has any other ideas for something I should make (or something YOU’VE made), let me know! I’m always up for new ideas!

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Annemarie posted the following on March 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm.

Ok, I am SERIOUSLY impressed! All of those are great! I wish that we lived near each other and could create together. I’m so scared to try clothes, but your skirts are amazing!! :)

Carolyn Jolley posted the following on March 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm.

Wow! Very impressive. That obsession with ruffles means you need a little girl ;)

Tricia posted the following on March 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm.

Everything is so darn cute but I especially love the skirts! I need to show this to my little sis. cuz she has turned into a sewing fiend too and she would love to steal your ideas! Talented friends like you make me feel more and more inferior everyday!

Heather Bird posted the following on March 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm.

You’re seriously amazing! Everything looks so awesome, especially those skirts. WOW! I don’t think I’ll ever dare real clothing. :) Great job.

Janet K posted the following on April 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm.

These are great!! I started sewing about a year ago…have been scared to try alot…but think I will give it a try!

Janet K posted the following on April 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm.

These are great!! I started sewing about a year ago…have been scared to try alot…but think I will give it a try! Check out Sew4home.com they have some great tutorials, too!


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