Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sew Sew Days

Hi everyone I've been busy playing with my embroidery/sewing machine. There is a lot to learn. Lol! Took me a few minutes to figure out how to wind the bobbin as well as how to import embroidery patterns. Anyway I thought I would share a couple of Christmas gifts I made.

I had fun cutting fabric into strips and making this quilted heart. I learned after I embroidered Love that I should have used fusible interfacing so the fabric underneath didn't show through when I adhered it to my quilted front. It has been a long time since I have done hand stitching with embroidery thread but felt like the heart applique needed something. I was going to hand sew beads around the heart but found this bead trim at WalMart. My dancing diva loves the pillow her grandmother made her. 

This is a sketchbook I covered with fabric. When you open it up there is pockets for putting pens, pencils, ect.  The butterfly was machine embroidered on a scrap of dotted fabric.  Now that I know how to make covers with inside pockets I can't wait to make some covers for composition notebooks for gifts.

This is my psychedelic butterfly. I had variegated thread  on the machine and decided to see how it would turn out. The fabric puckered even though I loosened the thread tension so after doing research I have a few things to try.

Wishing you  a Happy and Crafty 2019!