Women Be Sewing

I was up all night Monday with a terrible cold. It came on with a fury and is still barely hanging on — mostly giving me a sinus headache from hell for approximately 12 hours a day. So Tuesday morning when my alarm went off, I rolled over, emailed my boss and went back to sleep. FOR FIVE MORE HOURS. Unbelievable. I never do that. Guess I was feeling pretty wimpy after all.

So when I woke up around lunchtime, consumed about a box of cereal and caught up on my Grey’s Anatomy (yes, that show it still on) — I still didn’t feel like doing much. I had recently purchased some fabric though, and it was quiet, rainy and seemed like a good day to craft. So off I went, Kleenex in hand.

The throw pillows that came with my couch were kind of fugly, but I didn’t notice until I moved into my cute new apartment and actually have nice things. They needed a face lift. However, all of the pillow covers I found on Etsy, etc. were like $20 each.

I bought fabric to cover both of them at JoAnn’s during a sale for $11.99. BOOM.

It had been so long since I’d pulled out my sewing machine that I’d forgotten how to thread the bobbin. I totally had to look it up on YouTube. Once I recalled the basics though, I went to town. I made these pillows using this super easy YouTube tutorial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZnHhbcN-Q

They turned out great. I only had to make one “alteration” when I sewed the WRONG sides together on the first pillow. What a rookie move. But like a wise old lady at JoAnn’s Fabric once told me, “Honey – there are no such things as mistakes in sewing. Only alterations.” Word, granny. Word.

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photo 3I took a break (maybe I slept some more) — and then later that evening I whipped up a little onesie treat for my pregnant coworker. She is having a baby boy in the Spring — and I made him a nice spring formal onesie. He will be so dapper.

photo 5These are like the easiest things to make, y’all. I am obsessed with these. They only take about 20-25 minutes and are so cute. If you can find a pattern, you can make this onesie. I used this one from this lovely blog, Crap I’ve Made. http://www.crapivemade.com/2009/03/appliqued-tie-onesie.html

I literally pulled up her pattern on my iPad, traced it onto the Wonder Under right from my iPad screen and went to town. No printer required.

I used the zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine all the way around to make it extra secure, and cute.

Watch out babies — soon I’ll have you all dressed in ties and mustaches. Muhahahaha.



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