Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Plingie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:13 pm

So we all sew the same thing and compare notes? Maybe you could edit the OP to have a poll on which we should do?

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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Happi » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:15 pm

well I am going to do the fabric baskets.

I should be able to sew nicely from stash for them.

I'll do some as part of a sew-a-long, but if the S-A-L is chosen to be something else ... I'll probably do em anyway.
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Post by Darny » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:31 pm

I wasn't going to get as formal as a poll, was just thinking that those who wish to sew along could, and those who just wanted to quickly whip something up, or work at their own speed etc could, and then we can compare and pics etc of something different from the main sewalong may inspire the next bit, basically just getting people excited about sewing again without putting any pressure on (hopefully!)

So far it seems like the fabric baskets are a winner, and I'd like to do a quick one too - thinking the mice pin cushions Fi has done are uber cute so maybe some of them.
No time limit (so you can get stuck in now if you like ;) ), feel free to choose something else, and please post pics and comment about the pattern, any improvements etc and any suggestions for the next project would be great!
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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by grizle » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Amanda - Mum to 3 beautiful boys

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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Happi » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:05 pm

OKay I did a basket... but its nowhere near stiff enough for my likeing... I think I need to put rods through the top to keep it square
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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Callum's godmother » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:42 pm

grizle wrote:Theres these fabric baskets too

http://thestitchinchicken.com/2009/06/1 ... ketbasket/
yes, yes!! earlier last year I copied off a tute for fabric boxes ..... but who knows where that is ... these bags look just as good for holding toys!!

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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Plingie » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:14 pm

OK so I have been inspired to sew but haven't done any of the suggestions from here :rotfl: :hide:

I have made:
2 skirts for Sophie (one plain one and one ruffled one)
A soft toy bag/hammock that attaches to her bed
4 large drawstring bags for various toys with lots of bits
A frilly trim for Soph's doll's bassinett with matching blanket and pillow.

I really need to make a pin cushion I'm sick of dealing with pins in a container

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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Darny » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:07 am

Way to GO!
I must admit I haven't made anything off the lists yet either, but I did make the kids a super hero cape each, sooooo sick of re-pegging bits of fabric on them every 5 minutes ;)
Don't forget to post pics in the picture gallery!
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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by karmiec » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:02 am

I've cut out a book bag for DS1 and a knitting needle case for me...

I'm going to sew up the book bag before deciding if I can get away with snaps or if I should do velcro :twitch:

Needle case I'm just slowly chugging away at one pocket at a time... I don't want to print the whole tutorial so I do a couple of steps then when I'm next on the computer read the next few steps etc...
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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Happi » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:22 am

a friend in wellsford (well port albert really) makes and sells book bags with snaps. They sell very well too.


my fabric box is a bit of a disaster - I inserted cane rods in the top to keep it square. I have another cut out and will definately do things slighlyt different. I need 3 decent ones for what I am planning for the boys room They will have hanging baskets instead of a dressing table.... the one I have that is wonky can become a matching lego box
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Re: Get your sewing mojo back sewalong

Post by Plingie » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:39 pm

Today I made a teacup pincushion because I hate my old one. I'll do some pictures tonight, for now I have a screaming headache :(

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