Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HobbyLock 786 Serging .... A serging question.....

My bestie from 2nd grade gave me her serger, when she upgraded!  How cool is that.....but it has taken me *ahem* many years to finally get it on the table and use it.

Sew, I'm making Aggie Mom scarves for our boutique.  We use the profits to fund scholarships.

Here's a couple of pics....

Question: Sew, if you sew strips of fabric together using the serger, then finish off the edges with serger, do you have to go back and fray back each strip that you've sewn?  Or just fray back where there are existing thread tails.

My serger experience is limited!  Y'all let me know in the comments or a phone call!

Thanks!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Texas A&M Aggie version of the pants!

Texas A&M Aggie version of the Shabby Mosaic technique!  Woo Hoo!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shabby Mosaic Jean technique on my kiddos jeans

So, getting tired of putting patches on her knees, so found the Shabby Mosaic Jean Technique, purchased the e-book, and tried it on her pants.

I used my Singer Featherweight sewing machine, and it turned out really well!  I wonder how this will work out with my hubs jeans (his rip is at the crotch), hmmmmm.

I bought the instructions from the Brassy Apple Etsy shop.  Love it!
http://brassyapple.bigcartel.com/product/shaggy-mosaic-jeans-epattern

Gaileee



Friday, July 26, 2013

Keep Calm and Sew On


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bibs, sewn on my Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine - Gaileee

Looked all over the internet for tutorials for bib making.  Didn't really find anything that I liked, and dug through my pattern stash and found my Simplicity 4642.  Looked simple enough.  Hmmm...





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Ties around the baby neck.  Good.  Can use some rick-rack for trimming.  Good.  Then I look at the instructions.  ?!?  Okay, I'm trying to figure out how to put the rick-rack on.  I look at the picture, I read the instructions, but you know, I'm still not figuring out how this will work.

I'm not too good at reading these instructions, and I'm just dangerous enough to sew, and pretend that I know what I'm doing....argh! 

So I do a trial run.  Of course I do it wrong, but then I figure out to put the rick rack on the *inside* of the seam....just like the diagram shows....Eh! 



















Neutral colors! 

Can you say *pink*?
So this is what I've come up with, with the material that I have on hand, rick rack, and binding.



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I ran out of some material so I put somewhat color matching material together with a bit or rick rack.
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I now have to bind the neckline, find some on hand thread and try to topstitich like I know what I'm doing!
Ohh, frilly ruffles and two tones!

Cute backing!
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These will go off to grandbaby Dawson, and a niece's new daughter Azeb. Plus a friend locally, who had a baby recently.  The friend though, has a sister, who is a super sewer, so my stuff will probably not be as professional as what the sis does. 
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I even pulled out some cloth diapers and did one last minute last night, as I had one more piece of material. 

Enjoy my sewing with my Featherweight 221 Sewing machine.  Still works great!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nappy Bag - Amy Butler

Oh, I need to see if I have this pattern.  I want to make this for my new "to be" grandson or granddaughter....



The pattern can be found at:
http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=16

My bestie made one for me, for Grace and I used that bag a long time. Even did some mending on it, as I used it for a LONG TIME! Need to find some cool fabric though.......

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sewing tutorial for Nursing/Breastfeeding top from two ready to wear shirts sewing tutorial.

I had made a lot of simple breastfeeding tops when I was pregnant with Grace.  Couldn't find the internet instructions, so these are from memory in making these tops.   Making these for my 2nd oldest, who is due at any time now! 
Original cowl neck t-shirt

V-Neck crisscrossed t-shirt

Two of the same top & size

Cut up sides, then cut lower part of shirt off.  About 8 inches.

Cut a 14 inch tall tube from other shirt.

The tube.  Finished off top edge, then cut off back panel.

Separating front from back on the tube.  Getting rid of serged edge.

About a 6 inch overlap, between 1st and 2nd shirt.

Folded unde rpanel in half, measured 1/4 inch elastic, plus 2-3 inches.
Top stitched elastic to top portion of the underpanel.




Sew wrong sides together to make overlayed panel effect.

Finished product.  Two shirts make into a overlay panel
nursing/breastfeeding shirt.
Finished product.  About 2 hours work.