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Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's "Sew" Cool!

Sewing that is!  :) 

Now, I don't know why, but it's taken me like 5 years to actually "use" my sewing machine!  Why I let it intimidate me so, I have no clue!  Silly I know......but my mom came over today and we had Sewing 101!  :)  And no, I didn't make a shirt or a dress......but a girl can dream though, right? 


But rather, I had downloaded a pattern from CustomCrops.com like 6 months ago and just now finally made me a Cricut Expression dust cover!  Yay!  I found these really cool fabric pieces at Wal-mart months ago on clearance so I finally cut out the pattern, pinned it on, and cut out my pieces.  So then I started sewing....I was even proud of my zig-zag stich along the bottom!  I'm just so excited that I finally sewed something and now the possibilities are endless! 


I love the colors of course since it matches my "bug"; but I love the contrast of the stripes and the floral pattern too!


Again, I was just so proud that I didn't mess up the zig-zag along the bottom!  My mom said I "rocked"!  Yayyy!  :)  It wasn't that hard to do really......so check out the patterns available on CustomCrops.com and make one for yourself today!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Shelley



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7 comments:

  1. Great cover you did an awsome job!

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  2. That turned out great! I love the fabric patterns and how you used the coordinating stripe for the ends. Super cute.

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  3. That's cute! I may have to try to make one for mine =)

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  4. Great project.
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  5. I'm also very intimidated by my sewing machine. With a lot of muttering, I managed to make an ereader sleeve...but it's really lumpy. It's nowhere as nice as your first sewing project! Good job!

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  6. there really is hope for all of you who are sewing machine challenged. My husband bought me a machine for Christmas one year and I asked him if it was a doorstop. hehehehe I took the lessons offered with the machine, basic operation, and 35 years later I own 6 machines, even a treadle, and make everything. All by teaching myself. If I can do it you can do it!!!!!!

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. You did a really fantastic job on this Cricut cover! Now that you have your first project complete, think of all the possibilities!!! Way to go!

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Shelley (Carley's mom!)