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My first sewing project!

Last year I got a sewing machine for Christmas. The funny thing is that I have never learned how to sew! I know... you're thinking that's cray cray! I agree. I mean, I've always known how to sew a button, and simply fix a seem, but actually make something? Nope! I know. Sad day. I think every woman should know how to use a sewing machine! 

So the other day I decided to remedy this sad sad situation. I called my sister in law Zina, who has been sewing her own clothes since she was 6 and I asked for a lesson! And I got one! YAY!! And I think it went pretty well!

We started with learning how to thread the machine. I know, it's sad that I didn't know. haha. Fortunately it wasn't that hard. Yay! Then we used a bunch of random fabric i had laying around the house and practiced straight lines. haha. 

YAY! Straight line! haha. I was proud. And actually, that's a close up of the pocket that I made!! After the straight line, we did ruffles and a pocket and elastic and some other stuff. It was fun!

The ruffley one is the actually the first fabric I used. And then I made a ruffle on it cuz I REALLY want to make a Christmas Tree Skirt. Anyone have any good patterns?!?! I wanna see them! And that's a real request btw, not a rhetorical sound byte sent out into the world of blogging. haha

BTW.. This is ZINA!!!! She didn't want me to take the picture. I guess in hindsight, this is prolly worse. haha. LOVE YOU ZINA!!!

So I decided to go home and give it a shot all by myself!

I saw this REALLY cute headband at a boutique road show several months ago and it looked easy, so I remembers and even bought some felt to make it. But until now, I didn't know how to sew! So I tried!

This is what I started with. I drew a simple leaf/teardrop pattern on the grey and then copied it. I think I made 8-10 of each one? Then I pined them so they'd stay together through the sewing machine. 

Then I put it through! I was genuinely surprised when it went through and there was a semi straight line! haha. I guess that's what sewing machines are supposed to do, but I was still surprised. ha.

And this was the final product! Isn't it cute?! The elastic was kind of a pain to attach but it turned out. I did it on the purple ones because the black thread didn't show as much on it. I probably could have purchased some grey or purple thread, but they I would have had to re-thread the whole thing and that wasn't happening. Not yet. haha. Btw, the elastic is just a hair tie that I cut. 

And here it is on my head! Do you like it?! I know sometimes head bands can be a little juvenile, but if worn with the right outfit and hairstyle, I think they can be super cute. Granted, I haven't worn it yet, but I will soon! Maybe tomorrow?! haha. Let me know what you think!

Btw, don't forget about my request for your fav tree skirt patterns!!!

Love, me. :)


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