Monday, September 6, 2010

Sewing Machine Love!

I had a yard sale yesterday so that I could finally be put out of my misery and purchase a new sewing machine. I got this beauty! It was marked down to $135 and let me tell you, what great bang for the buck! it has so many stitches and has been an absolute dream! I love it!

While playing around with it, I stitched up a couple of dish towels and they are now in my Etsy shoppe!

This first one I ironed on an image I had designed for one of my digital scrapbook kits.

By the way, if you are interested in Digital Scrapbooking, my designs are sold with Memory Mixer software (which is soooo easy to use) and also available for download on their website. You can learn all about it here.

Then I added some vintage fabric and trim.

This one I LOVE! I made a tiny apron from vintage fabric, and machine embroidered it, added a little pocket...
...stitched it on to the towel, did some decorative stitching on the edges and added some vintage ric-rac and appliques! So fun to make! I have some refining to do, so as I make more, they will get better. For each one I made I realized several things I should do different on future towels.

I feel a little weird about trying to sell something I made because it's not PERFECT, ya know? But we'll see. Still, it has been so much fun to play with my new toy!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!



Don't get perfect obsessed. I get hand made stuff on ETSY and guess what...I love it but then I sit and look at it and think....oh that stitch is slightly off...I would NEVER sell that becuase it isn't perfect....etc. Perfect gets you no where! The towel is darling!

Barbara said...

That towel is so cute that I just went eeeek! I want some just like it!