patterns · sewing

Sewing Again

I dusted off the sewing machine and fixed the tension. Decided it was time to pick up some old hobbies. 

Made this adorable checkbook cover from Michelle Patterns. I believe the fabric is from Carla Miller, purchased years ago.

Michelle’s patterns are great. I have probably ten or so of her earlier patterns, most can still be found at her website. 

They are easy to follow and have several photos of the process for each item. 

My skills seemed a bit rusty at first, but I soon found my tools and my sewing brain (had to dust those off too!)  

Though I did mean to put the main print on the outside, but I went with this outcome because I fused the interfacing to the wrong piece. >_< Next one will be better. 

Have to practice my whip stitch and sewing straight over the bulky parts, but all in all it turned out well. 

I’m going to try to sew more often. We’ll see how it goes. 

 
   
 

Knitting

A Quickie

There has been a lot that I want to blog about, but I have to finish my homework first. . . and it might take me a while. Statistics for Hypotheses. . .arg.
Anyway, I wanted to share a few things with you, but since I don’t have time for a proper post, I’ll just post some pictures with brief captions. So here we go. . .  

I bought these at the local Saturday Market antique booth for $5!

 

My Mini Moo cards came in the mail today! I designed them myself, not bad for a first try but they can only improve!

 

A got a scrapbag from Keykalou Patterns the other day and can't wait to dig into these beauties!

 

The piece de resistance! Two boxes full of my grandmother's vintage sewing patterns!

 

After I wade through all of my homework, I will post more in depth about these topics, so stay tuned! ^_^