WIP Wednesday – 13/12/2017

Getting back into the groove this week! As you will see I have been doing less crochet this week and learning more new sewing skills. I’ve picked up a part for my machine I’ve been meaning to get for ages (the spool holder thingy was missing when my father-in-law gave me the machine) and it’s taking all my will power to stay out of Abakhan and all the lovely fabric!


A friend offered to show me some sewing machine skills. I love my machine but have never felt that confident using it and I’ve never used a pattern before. She showed me how and we made Christmas stockings. I love them so much and the little mistakes in them just make them unique and mine.


I then took this confidence home and that very evening decided to try to make my daughter an apron using a guide in a book. Last Christmas my mum got me material, sewing patterns and some books that I haven’t had the confidence to try. I used the guide, measured and using cotton, ribbon and even some bias binding I made a test run of the apron. I’m so proud, it even has pockets, and can’t wait to get some different materials to make a final one.


I also found in the same book a pattern for a smaller, mini stocking so I used baking paper to trace the pattern and created some teeny ones, using my glue gun to add ribbon and other bits.

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These are going to be brilliant for candy canes or chocolate coins. I could even make 24 of them and turn them into an advent calendar!


For a while I’ve been looking for a p.e bag for my daughters kit to stay in at school. We currently use an old backpack but it’s bulky and not the best. I figured with these new sewing machine skills I’d try make my own! I don’t have much fabric so, like with the apron, I made a tester using cotton I do have. I made it smaller so my daughter could use it for other things and glued on a felt E. She loves it and it’s already full of stuff!


Elf on the shelf has been up to his tricks again! This week he tried sewing, had a party with some friends and even ended up in the fridge trying to eat some chocolate mousse!

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