Another long-term WIP finished! This is my sewing machine cover.
I sheepishly admit that I began this project more than a year ago, finished the tiny patchwork panel and put it away for a long while...sewing being so new to me, I found it easier to pick up a hook after a long day and crochet.
But after finishing – no, *achieving*! – my first quilt, I knew that I must keep going with the sewing, practice makes perfect and all that...
So Lady Elna, my dear sewing machine, has herself a new frock. Fully padded and lined, I might add...
Golly, my hat’s off to all you experienced seamstresses out there...trying to sew the curved layers of fabric – and not run over the piping – was no mean feat!
I managed in the end, but don’t look at the reverse of this panel, I’m glad it is lined with pretty pink fabric to hide the mess!
I refused to trim the seams to 1/8”, I was just too paranoid that I would snip a seam and it would all unravel. No one needs to know but us.
So. I sew. I’m no contestant for the Great British Sewing Bee, but I’m going to watch tonight to see if I can pick up some tips.
Today we had bright blue skies and dark black clouds all in one afternoon. Another hailstorm dumped loads of little balls of ice within about two minutes.
I donned my Nordic Shawl, poured a fresh cup of tea, and thanked my lucky stars I didn’t have to do the school run today!
|My raised herb border being pelted by ice...poor thyme!|
Now I want to sew something simple. An quick and easy make, using colourful, fun fabrics:
Watch this space...