kim learns to sew with a new machine!!!

My new gorgeous Bernina sewing machine courtesy of my parents! Merry Christmas to me!! There are a ton of different stitch options and the fabric just glides across. I’m totally in love with it!

All the goods of the machine in one convenient box (the red things are needles!)

A few updated projects from my Home Ec class.
As seen here I did complete the reusable grocery bag which I was using to carry samples to my clients. I didn’t like the finished look and I saw other “students” use a Skip to My Lou template to make a reversible bag. I am really proud of the way this turned out (too lazy to pull the samples out for the photo!)

I actually had this project finished for awhile (before I did the bib actually!) but I wanted to add the double bias tape to finish it off (which wasn’t called for in the original directions) and I struggled with pining it. Sewing the tape to the potholder was the first thing I did with my new sewing machine! I’m glad I waited to finish it because I knew I’d have been ripping out the seams multiple times if I had used the old machine!

These next two items aren’t actually part of the Home Ec class but I knew I wanted to make them for my sweet nephews for Christmas. Seemed easy enough, until I decided to add the ric rac! As you can see I successfully added ric rac to one and gave up on the 2nd (I tried three different times on that darn thing!). Ended up adding double bias tape. I do have to say I like the ric rac better – seems more complete.

My mom makes incredible baby blankets and she did Randon’s in this exact fabric. I thought it was fitting when I saw it at Joann’s to make his crayon roll-up in the same fabric (making darn sure that the Oklahoma State was seen on the outside!!!)

I bought a few coloring books and their Christmas from Aunt Kim and Uncle Anthony is complete!

becky - December 3, 2010 - 9:42 am

love seeing all of your projects!

Jennifer Weddington - December 3, 2010 - 10:49 am

GREAT job, love the projects, I’ve been wanting to make the crayon roll ups too…maybe I’ll do that for Christmas. Enjoy your new machine!

Jaidean - December 3, 2010 - 11:03 am

wow – so cool!! I wish I could sew (or had the patience to learn how…lol). Love the crayon roll!

emily b - December 5, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Love the crayon roll-up! And congrats on the new machine – Merry Christmas to you!

Melissa Kay - December 12, 2010 - 11:19 am

The crayon roll is adorable! What a fun aunt you are!

Scarlett - December 13, 2010 - 10:18 am

LOVE that crayon roll up! you are such a crafty kate!! lvoe!

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