Sewing Projects Completed

Sewing is something that I have always wanted to do, but was always too afraid to do it. In Home Ec class, we were always told horror stories of some girl that the needle went right through her thumb nail. It scared me, just a little.

So the photo above is my first project since I don't know when. 🙂 My friend, Michelle and I worked on it for what seemed like forever. The crazy thing about this carseat canopy is that we didn't even have a pattern. We had to make our own.

These are the yo-yos that we put on it.

How fun are those?

RagquiltThis is our second project. Michelle and I did this one as well. Long story short. A friend of ours was pregnant with her third child. She had picked out all of this fabric to make a rag quilt, but had misplaced it. I went to her house, found it, brought it home and we whipped that thing out in a few days.

Here is the back of it.


Please pardon the blurry photo.

That quilt was a lot of fun to work on, and in fact it is the first project made on my new sewing machine.

BurpI made several burp clothes. Our niece had her second baby, and I was happy to be able to make these for her. I have several yet to make.


Several days before the baby was born we learned that the 1956 bassinet needed a new cover. So, we whipped this thing out in a few days. Here again, we did not have a pattern, but between the two of us (mostly Michelle) we got it done.

ChenilleThis was the last project completed, my chenille potholder. I love this thing, and it was so easy to make! We use it all the time. Making the potholder out of homespun fabric, and cutting it with the Olfa chenille cutter was easy. The best part about the whole thing was washing it to see the homemade chenille. 

So there ya go. I have several more projects to get started on, but won't be able to post photos for a while. They are going to be gifts, and I kind of want them to be a surprise! I knew you'd understand.

What are you working on?

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  • Reply leslie (crookedstamper) July 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, you guys are doing great! I sewed my own clothes to the point when I took Home Ec I chose a plaid patterned fabric for my jumper. Yep.
    Making something without a pattern is SO rewarding. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • Reply Laura L. July 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Teach me, please! I want a blanket like that!

  • Reply sheila @E2gather July 11, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Dang girl you are going to need to open an Etsy shop! Love all of it!

  • Reply Julie July 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Thanks, Leslie! You are way better than I am. Plaid scares me! LOL

  • Reply Julie July 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Step into my sewing room, Laura! We will have so much fun!

  • Reply Katie July 11, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Wow so pretty! All of them!

  • Reply Julie July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Sheila! You are cracking me up! Etsy shop, ha ha! I need to make something on my own first. 🙂 Maybe one day! A girl can dream, right!

  • Reply Julie July 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Thank you, Katie!

  • Reply Donna July 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Really cute stuff! Nice job, Girls!

  • Reply Stacey July 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Julie, I too was wondering where and how you were. I hadn’t seen updates on here for a while. Glad to see you all are doing well. Really cute sewing projects. Really good! Love all the colors.
    Sounds like you all are are doing good. Are you sharing what your book is going to be about?

  • Reply Jack July 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Krista loves the burp pads! You are doing well.

  • Reply Melanie November 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    You have been sewing up a storm. A rag quilt is on my “want to make” list. I’m a VERY novice sewer but want to make some useful things.

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