{{{SEW Fantastic}}}

I have crossed over the threshold into SEWING- EEK! My mil was a complete generous dear and just bought me a sewing machine, i know CRAZY NICE RIGHT? I LOVE HER TO DEATH!
So the lovely man in brown delivered it on the 21st. Love that man in brown. My mil said I am going to be hooked…. but I so had my doubts…. GUESS WHAT? …. SHE WAS RIGHT! I AM HOOKED! 
NOW no one laugh … stitches are crooked things are wonky, thread is all white because I am still playing…  things clearly aren’t perfect. Not to mention the fabric patterns are ok and not favs… BUT I AM IN THE beginning stages of sewing, so I don’t want to ruin any super fab. fabric yet. BABY STEPS RIGHT? Ohhh’ do i see chevron fabric in my future…. UM’ YES!
here is some of the things i have been playing around with just to get a feel for the sewing machine….
FIRST MEET MISS “SUSIE SEW”  YUP’ she has a name, we are BFF’S TOO!

 i made a cute stitched paper coupon holder, a cute flower pin, two small purses for Miss Priss and a cute cell phone pouch.

I also had to figure out ruffles… (trial and error of course.) I am girly girl and love me some ruffles. I made Miss Priss a “Alice fabric bracelet.”

my sissy…. “ALSO  MY BFF” came over and I made her a cute teal and black fabric bracelet that attach by velcro btw… I made myself the pink zebra one.

winks jen


  1. Congrats! You are going to have sew much fun! Sometimes I try to think of what life was like before I sewed and I don’t remember (and it’s only been a few years, lol). Have a good time! 🙂

  2. I don’t sew at all. In fact, I’m allergic to it. I am not at all surprised that you took to it so quickly. Some of us have the gift…some don’t. I fall into that “don’t” category!

  3. Oh my gosh, you’re on a sewing rampage already!!! Great work 🙂 It’s obvious you’re having fun

  4. Girl, you are on a ROLL! There is no better way to get use to your sewing machine than to actually USE IT! Do not be afraid to try it! What I started off doing was googling “Easy sewing tutorial” and then just trying project after project until I actually knew what I was doing. 🙂 Your new BFF is so pretty and I can’t wait to see what else you make with her!

  5. YAY!! you go GIRL!! I have been sewing like crazy too!…I recently just took a leap of faith and made my first handbag! After being terrified to death of patterns and the word “handbag” I did it! and it was not bad! And I KNOW you can too! Here is the link and I hope you put this on your list of TO-DO’s of SEWING! here is the link : http://keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-handbag-free-pattern.html

    XOXO Andrea

  6. Love all the stuff you have made!!! I just got my sewing machine last week and all I have done so far is a ruffle butt onsie! lol. I am itching to try more though! I never thought I would get into sewing, but I am hooked too!


  7. Those are all so cute! The coupon holder looks especially handy. I couldn’t believe that you were new at sewing…had to read your post twice! What a great MIL to give you such a generous gift. How blessed you are to have her! Have an awesome time sewing!!!

  8. Love all your projects! You did such a FABULOUS job on everything! I especially love the coupon holder 🙂 Hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

    ~Michelle 🙂

  9. I learned to sew when I was about 12. Until then my mother didn’t trust us to use her machine. I started with pillows and pillowcases. By the time I was in high school I was making almost all my own clothes – including my Easter outfit – sheath, jacket with bound buttonholes and HAT!!

    After marriage I graduated to home decor (actually easier than clothes) like placemats & napkins, curtains, and going on to slipcovers.

    Now, in my 60’s, I’m back to sewing after about a 20-year hiatus. I’m practicing with the stitches and capabilities of my machine.

    I’m loving it and so will you.

  10. Congrats on having a wonderful MIL and the desire to sew. It’s something you’ll never regret learning. And you are doing great.

    I will be making potholders with my granddaughters 7 and 9 this weekend. I bet they would love the bracelets even better.

    Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Congrats on the new machine!! I love sewing. The more you practice the better you’ll get. Once you get the hang of it try a simple skirt, making clothes for yourself is so much fun. 😉

  12. Those are fabulous! Sewing is so fun – I have only sewn a few things, but have been wanting to get a new machine and start again. My sewing machine “disappeared” after we moved?! It’s an unsolved mystery!

  13. Yay! You go girl!

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