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i am a sewing machine

Now that my children are older (and I have time), I have so many things that I want to learn how to do!  My Grandmother is a wonderfully talented seamstress and I strive to be like her one day. She taught me some simple hand stitches when I was a little girl. I can still hem a pair of pants with a straight stitch and sew on a button. I bought my first sewing machine in November 2012. Slowly, I’m teaching myself to sew. Thank God for Youtube!  My first project was a set of placemats and napkins for Thanksgiving. I was sweating and crying the night before, but I finished them! And they looked “purty durn” good!
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I got the fever and bought myself a sewing table for Christmas. Since I had everything out and ready, I needed a sewing machine cover. That plastic thing that came with it went straight into the trash!  Of course I had to reference Pinterest for ideas….
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I found this pattern by Bari J Ackerman. I love her fabric designs!  I found some fabric at my local Hobby Lobby that I loved, but wouldn’t freak out if I screwed it up. And made this…..
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I also had to make the dress form pincushion that I saw on theDIYdish.com.
Everything just kind of blossomed from there. A yoga bag for my sister…
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A hobo bag for me… I didn’t love the fabric, but it really turned out cute. It’s my junk bag for travel.
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And the mother lode project…..Mardi Gras Ball costumes, and I used a pattern!
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Self-binding baby blankets, these are going to be my signature baby gift from now on.
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Easter presents for the nieces…
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And…I’m caught up for now! Three projects in the works and tons of ideas for new ones. And sew on and sew on…..

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