Saturday, August 20, 2005

Sewing

I think we all know I'm not exactly "sewing inclined". I'm not sure if I'd really like it and I'm not sure I want to take the time to learn how. I know, I still haven't made Trav's pj pants. It's just that when I went to sewing parties I'd much rather talk and eat than sew. Travis has said that I'm not allowed to sew anything until I make said pants. So, I guess I'll have to make a trip to TN to go to a sewing party to make them. But after that I'm thinking of possibly making a little comforter for Halle. I can't find any that I like in the store and it doesn't look like it would be too terribly difficult. I bought a set before we moved but since we weren't using it and weren't sure when we would (and I decided I didn't like it anymore) we took it back.

So my question is- where should I look to research this? I could Google sewing but I'd have to go through a bunch of websites that may or may not be what I'm looking for. I don't want to do that because I figure you guys could point me in the right direction. I don't know what type of fabric to look for or anything like that. I don't think I could do anything fancy and thought basically I could sew two pieces together like a pillow, put some batting in between, and put little ties through it to keep it in place. I'm just thinking that would work, no ridiculing is allowed if I'm way off base. So, thanks for the help and I'm just thinking about it. I'll let you know. I may find one that I like on sale and that would be the end of it but I really do want to try to make one. I think it would be kind of fun and special. If not a comforter then maybe a blanket type thing that she could play with (that's what I'll tell people if it turns out really bad). Thanks again, and happy sewing.

5 comments:

Tisra said...

I heart the pillowcase method and have used it many times for various things. It is really the way to go for a beginner project. You can do it! In fact (sorry Trav), I'd reccommend it before the pj pants for simplicity sake.

LaDonna said...

Tisra lent me a quilt book that her mother had. http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/books_display.asp?i=635
(I know Tirsa I still have it). Since she leant it to me I have made over 7 quilts with it. LuAnn Stout creates these books for beginner quitters, and children. Her line is called Quilt in a Day, and you can literally do it if you have a full day. I am also not very skilled when it comes to sewing, but this is not hard at all, and they come out so pretty. In fact the first one I did was for Amber’s twin size bed and she still uses it to this day.

mary said...

Absolutely...you are right on track. A pillowcase type comforter would be perfect and can be so precious. Take a look at your Walmart Dollar table for a soft and pretty fabric. You may not find anything but it's always worth looking. You can use the same fabric for both sides or two coordinating fabrics for front and back. That's basically what I did for Owen's comforter I just chose to sew a border on the outside instead of the pillowcase method. And then...a trip to Tennessee is a necessity. :)

Forever Amber said...

My mom made me a simple Holly Hobby blanket when I was little and wouldn't let me have it until I was 7, because she felt at 7 I'd be mature enough to appreciate it and treat it right. I treasured the blanket my entire life and I still have it and adore it, though it is showing it's years of wear now. I think Halle would love anything you made for her. I say GO FOR IT.

Amy said...

Thanks for all the tips. I haven't made it to the store yet to look for fabric. I'll let you know when I find what I'm looking for and how it goes.