Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sewing Practice

Here's a wall hanging I finished last week for my daughter.  As you can see, I didn't measure the backing square.  Don't ask why because I don't know the answer to that one.  Oh, well!  Lessons learned! 
I didn't use any tutorial or anything, just made it up. 

Then I just finished this hot pad today.  Not extremely happy with it.  I found a mitered binding tutorial on You Tube.  I definitely need more practice!

And here's the back of it.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Trees

Made these from a tutorial on the Sew Mama Sew blog.  It was quick and easy and adds a little Christmas decoration to my living room shelf.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hemmed My First Pair of Jeans!

I bought some cute jeans recently and, as usual, they were too long for me.  I usually take them to the cleaners to have them hemmed, but I found a tutorial online that showed me how to do it easily.  Here's the link: http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38 So here is my first pair of hemmed jeans!  I'm happy with the results!
I know.  I need a pedicure! :)

 Here's what the inside looked like before I cut off the fold.

And here's after I cut off the fold with my new pinking shears.