Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sew Done

I have been doing quite a few sewing projects for Alexa and her big move, as I mentioned here . I made a quilt, all on my own, for the first time. It turned out pretty good! I bought the fabrics almost two years ago, along with a pattern for a queen size for Alexa's room. That all went out the window since it took me so long to make! I found a tutorial online and made a twin size for her to take to her dorm.
 It was a really easy pattern for zig zags/chevrons that used all square cuts, no triangles! I think it is so striking on the black background.

Here is a close up to see the beautiful purple quilting, and my not so beautiful machine binding with faux piping.

I have also now finished all of my summer Sew-N-Go class kits. The whole summer series was travel items. Alexa chose the Eiffel tower and purple fabrics for hers. (Sorry about the poor pictures. Bad lighting +no flash and slow shutter speed made them a little blurry!)
 All the finished projects.
 Passport wallet, coin purse, MacBook cover, jewelry roll-up.
 Make up case with brush storage flap/lid, tissue case, mini notebook/calculator cover, mirror, mini case with Q-Tips.
 Pencil case, mini clutch, luggage tags, travel pouch with clear vinyl front for air travel carry on items.
And the final project, a large bag with exterior and interior pockets and ultra-suede bottom with "feet". This bag is large enough for her computer and books.

And just to brag, Sophie has been bitten by the sewing bug. After her successful kids sewing class....:

 she had been bugging me to do another project. All on her own she Googled "easy dog shirt instructions" and found a mini PDF pattern. After helping her enlarge it to fit Sadie she chose fabric and tulle, cut out her pieces, sewed them, sewed on the tulle skirt, ALL ON HER OWN! I mentioned she needed to hem the arm and neck holes. She said she wished we had bias tape (like what is on her apron) because that is easier. So I ironed some wide grosgrain ribbon in half and she sewed that around the raw edges. And here it is as modeled by Sadie:



Julie said...

How great!! Looks like you all thoroughly enjoyed your summer. Beautiful job on all your creations!

Lindsey Neill said...

AMAZING!! Seriously. Love everything!

H said...

Did I miss a post about Alexis's move? When and where?
The quilt is fantastic! Smart move to go for a twin instead of the queen ;) I'd like that zigzag pattern if you could post a link.

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

I'm coming to your house to taking sewing lessons. If you're busy, I'll have Sophie help me, LOL :)

Seriously amazing projects, Lisa! So wonderful to get that much accomplished in such a short time!