Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Good Day of Sewing...

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that yesterday was a good day of sewing for me.  I cut fabric to make 9 items - Christmas gifts - and finished all 9!  I am sure that is a first for me..finishing all that I have on my list.  ~grin~

I used 3 fabrics, and made an apron, more Kleenex cozies, and more napkins.  None of them are difficult or awfully time-consuming.  In fact, I was trying to figure out how much time it actually took me to make them.  I'm guessing an hour for the 4 napkins, about half an hour for the 4 Kleenex cozies and no more than two and one-half hours for the apron.  

Here they all are together...

And, separately.

More Kleenex cozies for sister Joyce.  I am now half done with the dozen I plan to make for her.  

More napkins...it's interesting how these two fabrics looked kind of blah until I was finished...and now I think they are perfect fabrics for napkins!  ~grin~

There are several ways to make napkins, and believe me, I've tried them all.  What works best for me is a single layer of cotton or linen with mitered corners.  

The apron.  Since I did not show any photos of the one I made on Sunday, I made sure I had photos of this one for your perusal.  The very first thing I made when I took sewing classes in high school was an apron.  The lessons I learned from Miss Roach have stayed with me all these years.  The old adage...do it right.  I may not be the best sewist in the world, but I do my best.  
apron tie detail
hem detail

Thus far today, I have done nothing...except look at fabric and cut for 4 more napkins.   But, that's okay.  I think today is a knitting day. 

I need to get to Hobby Lobby one day soon.  

Hope you are having a great day!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


Kim said...

Great! I love aprons. I remember making an apron in sewing class in grade 7. It was pretty rough! Lol

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you showed pictures of all of the things you made yesterday. I was so impressed. You are really a good seamstress. Yes, my sewing teacher was like your Miss Roach. My first thing I made was a clothes bag. Years later I ran across it and it was just perfect. I remember how many times I ripped that thing out.
It drove me nuts when my daughter took sewing classes because she wasn't taught the way I was, being firmly attached to the iron.:)
I still have to press seams.
Have a great day knitting.
I love the backs of your napkins. I love your perfect mitered corners.

WoolenSails said...

Those are all beautifully made and beautiful fabrics.
Hopefully I can get some things done in the next few days.


moosecraft said...

They all look fabulous! Very neat stitching and corners on those napkins! Wow!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Very nicely done Jacque, I love your choice of fabric...It's a nice night to knit by wood stove...snow, wind and rain here...

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Wanna sew together some time? You can teach me all your mad skills. :)