Saturday, August 23, 2008

My First Sewing Project

Here it is, my first project: a pincushion.I used Heather Bailey's Square Deal pincushion pattern. I had a little trouble lining up the side piece with the squares, but all in all, I think it turned out great!I used a yellow button on the top and a turquoise one for the bottom. The yellow ribbon was hard to get through the stuffing (I broke 2 crappy needles last night trying). But with proper needles (which I bought today on my trip to the marketplace on Ottawa St.) it was easy.I used these fabrics, which I bought from orientalfabrics, an Etsy shop that sells really cute Japanese fabric.

I have 2 ideas for my next projects. One will be some simple covers for the wooden seat of the chairs around my craft table. I hate how my legs stick to the chair when it's hot out and I'm wearing shorts. I also want to try to make a skirt ~ I bought some pretty white and light blue linen for that.

I think I'll practice a bit more before I try making a skirt.

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