Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: So Much Sewing

Sometimes I get the itch to SEW. And SEW I did this week. I had initially intended on making PJ pants for the kids. Yeah… Haven’t done that yet. But I’ve made a bunch of other stuff. So far I’ve made 2 zipped pencil pouches, 1 zipped pouch, 1 bag, 1 weird basket thing, andContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: So Much Sewing”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Project Pouch

Even if I’m not blogging about it, I’m always working on SOMETHING creative. A new spin on a recipe, a weird eyeshadow color combination, some kind of knit/crochet/sewing endeavor. My kids were in school yesterday, and I got the desire to SEW. I have my own laundry to wash/dry/put away, kids clothes to put awayContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Project Pouch”

Year of Projects: Week 34

One of my best besties is getting married next month. We’ve known each other since college, and have had SO MANY ADVENTURES together! I was thrilled and honored to be asked to be a bridesmaid and was over the moon excited when her mom asked if I could put together her bridal shower. This hasContinue reading “Year of Projects: Week 34”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Placemats Part 3.2

Other stuff too. I mentioned in my last post that I found 6 placemats that I started a long time ago. I used quilting cotton on both sides and iron interface batting in the center. I “quilted” the fabric a little bit to keep everything flat. Two of the placemats were already bound, TERRIBLY. IContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Placemats Part 3.2”

Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Placemats Part 3

Phew! What an adventure! This morning, I finished up my new placemats. Instead of freehand sewing the interior rectangles today, I measured 2 inches from the side and then again from that first line, then made a pencil line rectangle as a guide. I measured yesterday’s prototype and most of my lines were at aboutContinue reading “Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Placemats Part 3”