Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sewing for dummies... literally.

Project #1

As we get ready for a new person to enter the house, I am trying to get some things done I have been wanting to do for a while. One of them is to teach myself how to sew. After talking to a couple of good friends who are really great at sewing, I decided that I should sew something I need or want.

Our living room ottoman is an awesome piece of furniture, but it has been abused. The picture makes it look worse (but not really).

I set out to look for the easiest tutorial online and found this. Next, I dragged my mom to the fabric store for advice and moral support. Then, I sent the little man off to Grandpa's house and gave myself a day to get to know my sewing machine and to get this done.

So, yeah, it took several hours to thread the machine (and several temper tantrums). FINALLY, I was able to start. After several practice runs and call to my mom to come over and help, I was able to get going for real.

Here it is:
So, so proud and excited. The stitches are a little crooked and there are several flaws, but I did it. Woo!


Anonymous said...

It looks great!!!

Melanie Kertley said...

It looks great!!

Jennifer Haggerty said...

Love it! Any imperfections just add character and make it that much more special. :D

Jody Gall Photography said...

Looks awesome! I love the colors too. Great job!