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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 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 check out the patterns available on and make one for yourself today!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


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  1. Great cover you did an awsome job!

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

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

  4. Great project.

  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!

  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!!!!!!

  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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