I spent a few days this week “fun sewing.” The Bernina 750 that I ordered back in October finally arrived, so I jumped right in and made a few things to get a feel for it. Sewing is always fun for me, but stopping to take pictures for patterns or tutorials can get tedious (and so can cutting out your 14th Daytripper…) So I just decided to take a week and have some fun.
My husband followed me into JoAnn’s a while back and this landed in my cart. :) I’ve made my share of tie blankets and really, it’s faster to just sew. So that’s what I did. He even chose a decorative stitch! So the answer to “how to get your husband to fabric shop and help you sew” is clearly, make a Star Trek: The Next Generation fleece blanket while watching ST: First Contact.
My brother, of course, saw it on Instagram and loved it, and it’s his birthday today so luckily I was able to get back to JoAnn in time to grab the last one, so I could make him one as well. I also found these adorably geeky fabrics and made him some potholders.
The square ones are 9″-ish. The oval ones are “Just a Pinch Potholders” from Michelle Patterns. All fussy cutting is entirely accidental. Don’t you love when that happens?
And finally, finished just barely in time to get in the mail before the USPS rate hike, a “Bite me” pillow for my friend Erin. Yes, that’s a moustache with fangs. It’s a Sanctuary thing. Sort of. Just go with it. It’s kind of a little epic. See, this is what happens when you put the two of us in the same room with too much sugar or caffeine, or not enough sleep. This is why we must live on the same continent, and why oceans suck. Also, my new machine was meant to applique. <3
So hopefully I can get at least one more bag prototype done before I get completely fed up with the mess in here and have to organize and clean it. We have actually discussed swapping my sewing room with our bedroom. We only have two bedrooms but they are shaped completely differently and the layouts might work better if we do that. We’ll see. I would love a more fuctional layout but I am dreading having to give up a week or two to move and re-organize everything. This new machine is HUGE though, and my current setup isn’t working. I think maybe I’ll try to crank out at least a pattern and a tutorial first, then move while you all are sewing away!