Oct 24, 2012

Pillow and Frame-perfect Pincushions

I had been thinking of making pincushions but never push through with the idea. While I was sewing my son’s Halloween costume, I kept dropping pins on the floor (I have so many) as if suggesting that it’s time to make one and so I did.

I thought about something easy so I made a pillow pincushion.

Then again, I want to see what other people created so I browsed online and saw this cute picture frame pincushion.

 I was inspired so I made my own version. This picture frame was from one of my thrift-shopping and coincidentally my fabric color matched the frame. (Yes, I love, love thrift shops but that’s another story) 

Oct 11, 2012

Quilt Backing Fabric

I am currently finishing a Christmas quilt and I am having issues with it. The recommended backing fabric size was off even if I literally followed the author's instructions to the letter. This is so supposed to be the largest quilt I am making thus far and as a newbie I have to rely whatever I read. It seems like the pattern was not tested for accuracy.

But anyway, I figured out a way to make it work. I cut the backing fabric in half lengthwise and added two columns of rectangles in the center and also added fabric in the top and bottom areas. 

Hopefully I will get better as time goes by. For now, I have to put this aside to give attention to another project - my son's Halloween costume. The finish quilt I will post in time for Christmas season.

Oct 5, 2012

"let's go fishing" Hat for Boys

Sewing patterns for men and boys are not as extensive as their counterparts. I had this book “Sewing for Boys" by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage for the longest time and so I thought I should make something quick for my son.

This was an easy-to-sew project though the authors categorized it as intermediate. I used old pants to create it and turned out to be great. My son loves it and me too! Not bad for a casual boy-look.

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