My parents gave me this wonderful sewing machine for Christmas! I finally had a chance to sit down and learn how it works. It took me a whole hour to read the instructions on getting the bobbin all set up and threaded. Sad, I know, but true.
And this was my first try :(
Not looking so good. But, thats ok. I called my sister Dani and she came to the rescue. She came over the next day and helped me with a few tips. This fabric was very easy to learn with because of the lines. They gave me an easy follow for my stitches. I started out with a tiny pillow. It was simple enough. What I really needed was a large pillow cover for our office. MR.P and I like to sit there and read while the other uses the computer. So I started making that on Tuesday night and it was very simple!
Then I wanted to spruce up the 2 pillows so I found some tutorials on how to make fabric flowers!
First I followed this one from Maize in Montana. It was a little difficult, but I am sure VERY easy for people who sew a lot. I am going to make a few more to practice so I can make them easily. I liked it because it frays and gives character.
Then I decided to try one more kind. (I found about 8 different tutorials, so I have plenty more to try!) This one was much easier. It's a cut out flower from Wise Craft. It turned out soooo cute! Now the ordinary, plain pillow is cute!
I think my next flower to try will be this one from Grace Violet. It looks easy and simple because it uses a sewing machine instead of sewing by hand. She seems like a really cool mom! I think we'd be friends!