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!



4 comments:

nicolemichelle 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!