a few weeks ago i bought a sewing machine. do i know how to sew? nope. am i willing to learn so in the future i can make sweet things for family and friends? of course!
isnt she pretty?
*name yet to be determined... any suggestions?
after the big purchase, i also knew i needed some supplies. i was shocked (and slightly overwhelmed) at just how much stuff was out there, and since im still new at this, i just went with some of the basics.
fancy fabric scissors, a tupperware instead of a sewing box, a cute pin cushion, pins, fabric, a ruler, and some batting. that should be good.
not quite what the tutorial video looked like...
second attempt (top) went better
(still not sure what happened with the first attempt)
chips wanted to help
yes, the beer is necessary.
trust me, theres a reason these things are made.
side note: not supposed to look like that... but its underneath, so no one will ever know!
(also, i dont know why thats happening. i adjusted the tension and everything... )
things went well for a few minutes, then this happened:
(incase you are a newcomer to this whole sewing thing too, that means somethings not right)
and the blanket started coming together nicely...
just dont look underneath!
sadly, there is a mistake on the front... good thing the recipient of the blanket will never be aware of this little teeny tiny mistake (this probably wouldnt happen if i had an actual plan to work off of... maybe next time)
laying the blanket out to iron it, chips already has decided she loves her new blanket...
yes. the blanket is for the cat. judge free zone here people!
now comes the hard part... the blanket sandwich! mmmm sandwiches. the batting that i got is rather hard to work with (its SO FLUFFY!). im in love with the back pattern i used, obvs. and chips loves zebra print too!
so now im stuck. ive pinned the three layers together and im supposed to be able to sew them all together with fancy swirls on the sewing machine. yeah, i dont know how to do that. so im kinda scared to continue. ive watched tutorials on how to bind the edges too, so maybe ill do that first....
to be continued....