It's been years since I've sewn anything. But all of you bloggers out there who sew have inspired me to give it a whirl again. But I have never been a real good sewer. Just did what I had to do.
So I got the old sewing machine out and cleaned it all off. I threaded it up and was fairly surprised I remembered how to do that. Even the bobbin. I'm sooo good.....lol. I'm really not!
So my next stop was the fabric store. That... was a little bit of a nightmare. I was going around and around and then decided to walk out the door. My mind was in a whirl. Patterns alone were like $16. That's just the patterns! I didn't even get the material and notions yet.
The sewing machine was just going to have to go back into the box!
Then I made some measurements for this little accent table I have in the corner of my living room. I don't do measuring and nor do I like it. I'm just not good at that sort of thing. My husband on the other hand is like a math wizard and measures things a thousands of an inch by his automotive trade. But I was not going to ask him for his help this time. No I wasn't. I managed. Look at the pattern I came up with....
Hey, it beats $16! I taped a whole bunch of papers together. I'll be keeping this pattern for future use. I was thinking of making a Christmas table cloth for this little accent table or one that will take me through the winter season.
This little table cloth still cost me $12.67 for the material, thread & lace. I guess it's cheaper then what I could buy this table cloth at a store but I still thought it was a bit pricey.
So there you have it. My first sewing project in years. This project only took about and hour at the most to sew it all up. But the hand made pattern took awhile. Thank you all for inspiring me!
I'm signing off..............from Peek-A-Boo Street!