Friday, August 3, 2012

Sew, Mama!

A while ago I mentioned that I was going to take on a few sewing projects for the nursery. I'm not entirely sure what inspired this motivation, but I opted to be brave and dive in. The last time I attempted to operate a sewing machine was in 8th grade Home Ec, so I really had no idea what I was in for.

By some stroke of amazing luck and a series of good guesses, I was able to pull off a few adorable pieces!

1. BURP CLOTHS

{I used the tutorial found here}

I also made a few for a friend having a baby girl in September!


And a giant stockpile for our little one:


2. BASKET LINERS

{I used a tutorial found here}



3. CURTAINS

{No tutorial, just lots of measuring}


Can you sew? Know of any other baby-related projects I could try? If not, I'll just keep making burp cloths. I've heard babies need about a billion.

25 comments:

  1. I think you forgot to mention that in addition to a little luck you had Mr. Fix-It help get you through step 1 "Bobbin winding" to avoid the initial melt-down. Your mother in-law would have been proud of you.

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    1. True story, honey. You saved our household from a crisis.

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  2. I love it! I had an old, old sewing machine for a few months but it died on me - I'd love to replace it soon so I can start sewing a bit more! And, @Mr. Fix-It - threading the bobbin is HARD! :)

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    1. I was so impressed with your wedding napkins!

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  3. I have high hopes of taking a sewing class before baby dos arrives once HUT is in Mother's Day Out - all of your stuff looks great!

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  4. Great job with your sewing, everything looks great! Love the basket liners especially. I have lots of ideas for what to sew :) Here are some cute & quick things I've made for friends who are having babies: on the go diaper pouch tutorial; if you want to make your own crib sheets; and I love making these adorable little baby pants! Hope you continue to enjoy sewing!

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  5. love, love love. I think this would be a great project with the leftover fabric from the quilt our cousin made. Which prefolds did you use specifically?

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    1. I bought basic Gerber Prefolds. I did notice that the "heavier" ply (6 vs 3) ones seemed a lot nicer/more absorbent. One important tip I got was to prewash the prefolds and the fabric - especially the prefolds, they shrink/change shape!

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  6. Fun! Oh and where did you get the blue and yellow fabric (used to line the baskets)? I must have searched out every blue and yellow fabric on the planet for S's nursery and never saw this one. Love it!!

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    1. I found it via HawthorneThreads.com Their site is awesome. The pattern is Joel Dewberry "Marquis in Jade". http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/joel_dewberry/heirloom/marquis_in_jade

      I LOVE little S's nursery. You nailed it!

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  7. This post really makes me want to sew. Everything looks adorable! Every nursery photo is amazing, I'm looking forward to seeing how it all comes together! :)

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  8. Look at you go! :) I loved the nesting sewing phase... even with the belly getting in the way! And I enjoyed my sewing breaks as well when she was a wee-one during naps! :)

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  9. You are far too talented and I am very jealous. Move to FL so I can hang out with you. K thanx.

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