Thursday, June 16, 2011

My First Sewing Project

I'm so excited to share my first sewing projects with you! I know many of you out there are expert seamstresses, but I just started sewing...Monday, while I was in TN. My mom asked what I wanted to make first, and I decided on decorative pillows for our bed.
I absolutely love paisley right now, so I thought this green fabric was a great way to incorporate a little color to our shades-of-brown bedspread.
I love the way they turned out, and they were super easy to make. I'm very excited to keep sewing, and learn more.


I made these on my grandmother's old, but steady machine.
And in support of my new-found excitement for sewing, my mother (who has been waiting approximately 20 years for me to take an interest) bought me a Singer Curvy sewing machine (it was on a great sale at Jo-Ann's).

This evening Husband, who is wise in the way of machinery, helped me set it up, and together we figured out how to get it threaded. Of course it helped that it came with an instructional dvd. Anyway, I'm excited about the possibilities.

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7 comments:

Little Treasures said...

Well, welcome to the sewing world :)
Your pillows turned out great! Love the fabric you used!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love the fabric you chose for your pillows. You should come by my blog and check out my dinosaur of a sewing machine. I talk about it in the post "Her Inner Baby Jane."

Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets said...

That is so great that your mom got you a new sewing machine! Great job on the pillows. Sewing is addictive, be careful! =)

(visiting from Tatertots and Jello)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Congratulations on completing your first sewing project! The pillows are beautiful... I love the paisley fabric. Definitely agree with the previous comment about sewing being addictive :) Good luck!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Are you sure this is your first sewing project? These pillows look too good to be a first-timers project! Love 'em!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am putting a huge "LIKE" button on this post. :)

What a darling pillow!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

I love the fabric you used - so cute!