Tuesday, April 2, 2013

pushing the envelop with something new

All my sewing friends should get a chuckle out of this. January is the time we start to plan our Christmas gifts. Why you say? Because every year the goal is to do all the gifts from our own little hands. After awhile I start to think they will cringe if mom knits them one more pair of socks or winter hat so I'm trying to push the envelope and do something different. This was suppose to get done for Christmas 2012 but, my sewing curve is pretty steep.
I was determined to make something for the children and by golly it was going to have nice clean french seams. I cut and pinned my fabric and looked and envisioned the next step. THEN, I unpinned and turned the fabric and re pinned..........well you get the idea. I just couldn't do this with so much pressure (from me) to get it done on time. I decided it would be the first project done for 2013.

Finally I mastered the french seam.........breath a heavy sigh of relief.

But, I wanted to be able to put bias tape on this project also.........January passed.............there went February and still I hadn't finished the project. Finally in March I thought "this is it ...I need to do this!!"Again with the pin and unpin and sewing and ripping out AUGGG!! From the time I bought the fabric to the time I pressed and put it away for giving was 5 MONTHS!!!!!
WHO KNEW MAKING A PILLOW CASE WOULD TAKE SOOOO  LONG.  I'd better get back to my sewing machine. I have one more to make and Christmas is almost here........said the hobbit


Connie said...

Well, your French seams are beautiful so go ahead and pat your self on the back! A pat was well earned! I love the colors you used for your pillowcase - that is the another thing that makes them extra special. My daughter's mother-in-law makes them all the time for her 3 children - they are a treasure. So keep at it - I know the next one will one take 5 days instead of 5 months!!

The Hobbit said...

Thank you Connie......I hope to get back to it before I forget the do's and dont's of the project;0)

Jeannette S said...

Your French seams look great! I love the fabrics you choose too!

The Hobbit said...

Thank you Jeannette......I loved the fabric too. That's why I refused to stick it in the closet till I figured out how to get it done.Hoping to go a little faster and smoother next time.