Sunday, June 28, 2009

Knitting Ramblings

I found a great pattern for my little sister's birthday gift yippie. I'll post more about it after it get it done with a picture :)

I'm working on a dress for Alex that is slow going.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sewing Goals for Tonight

Try and finish sewing together a dress i've had half sewn together for over a month now for Alex.

Maybe measure and cut out fabric to make myself a Spring Ruffle Top probably without the ruffles though since i don't have any contrasting fabric for the fabric i'm going to use for it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tutorials from the web

I'm trying to clean up my bookmarks and figured i'd post them to my blog so i could find them when i need to.

Tutorials Of All Kinds

~Clothing Kids & Baby Stuff~
Carseat Cover Tutorial
Hooter Hider Tutorial

Bird Mobile-increase to 125% for teething toy
PillowCase Dress
Peasant Blouse
Itty Bitty Baby Dress
Kimono Shirt
Button Shirt to Toddler Dress
15 minute dress
Men's Polo to Tunic
Dishtowel Skirt


~Adult Clothing~
Breezy Wrap Pants
Spring Ruffle Top
Vintage Smock


~Bags~
Tote-able Towel
Dresden-petal-handbag-tutorial
Boxy Bag Tutorial
Fat Quarter Bag
Buttercup Bag
Pillowcase Lunchbox Tutorial
Small Zippered Bag

~Other Stuff~
Fabric Dollhouse
Sewing Machine Cover
Ruffled Apron
Pincushion & Trash Bag
I Spy Bag
Sewing Bias Binding
Tissue Holder
Inserting a concealed top edge bag zipper
Cloth Shoe
Nap Mat
Dog Hoodie
Crochet Hook Roll

Sewing Machine Month

What brand and model do you have? Husqvarna Viking Designer SE with upgrade to LE

How long have you had it? Since July 2007

How much does that machine cost (approximately)? $2,026- $2,998.00 * going off prices on ebay one was brand new in box other was upgraded to LE*

What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? clothing,hom dec projects,handbags, a few baby carriers

How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? Lately not a lot, It's gotten a bit of use though. I'm trying to use it more regularly again.

Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name?LOVE IT, Passionate, No Name though

What features does your machine have that work well for you? Everything, it's a combo machine so i can also do embroidery.

Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? How easily the little hook for the automatic threader gets bent, very annoying since right now it's bent and doesn't work.

Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! My wonderful mom bought my machine for me, it was bought with the purpose of selling some baby clothing with embroidery done on the items but we never got around to it.

Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Yes, it's a great machine for the amount and well worth it since it's a combo machine.

What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine?Features you want, price

Do you have a dream machine? I have my dream sewing machine.

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