Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My First Official Sewing Triumph!

Yes, once upon a time I made a pillowcase. And then another. And then one more. Without a pattern, just cutting rectangles, measuring here and there, tossing in a few pins to keep it together, then running it through the only setting I know how to use on my mom's sewing machine.

It wasn't rocket science. I get it.

But today I unveil an actual accomplishment! I bought a sewing kit from Walmart of all places to make my very own apron, and was able to do it all by myself! Yay for me! Although I still don't technically know what a "flounce" is and didn't find out this video existed until two seconds ago (long after completing my project), I think I did a pretty decent job!

Good ol' Walmart. Home to Creative Cuts by Springs Creative. So easy and so fun!
The "before" picture of my fabric cut-outs.

And... the "after" pic!
NOTE: There's a reason I don't have a million-dollar modeling contract, folks. As if.

Complete with functional pocket. See??
I have to admit... I'm getting addicted to this sewing stuff. How amazing is it to see a bunch of random shapes of fabric magically turn into a functional item like this apron? I can't wait to try something else next. Any suggestions? One day I'll get brave enough to buy a real pattern and cut out my fabric like the pros do it, but for now, I'm up for whatever the next challenge is that comes after a pillowcase and ready-made apron.

So. Much. Fun!


  1. That is adorable! After the baby comes (b/c there's WAY too much to do before she gets here) that's one of the things I want to dive into...SEWING! You can do so many amazing things if you have a clue about how to work a sewing machine. GREAT work! :)

  2. Great! Now make some pillowcase dresses for LO. I have a pattern I can send you. They are so fun and look so cute. I've even made them in all white and taken them to be monogramed which really made them look good!

  3. I was thinking dresses, too, Joelle. You can find some really, cute, simple patterns for sundresses. Summer is a perfect time to try sewing things for LO. I have a friend who has made several of the pillowcase dresses for her niece and they are adorable. I can't wait to see what you do next!

  4. I have no idea where you find the time to do this. The projects are amazing.. I'm glad your kids are enjoying it too.