Hello friends and welcome to my 2012 Summer of Sewing! I'd like to introduce you to a new friend that will be staying with me for the duration of the summer...
This is my Grandmother's Kenmore sewing machine that she brought me to use for the next couple of months.
I've been wanting a machine for some time now but I've never used on in my life. So I decided to borrow this one and try my hand at it. If at the end of the summer I cannot live without one then I will buy one for myself.
But first things first, I need a little help finding my way around the machine. I have an appointment set up this weekend with a very experienced seamstress, my mother :) I'll let you know how that goes.
I've rounded up some simpler sewing projects that I would like to accomplish this summer while I'm on my vacation. Here are a few projects I've found so far. Each picture is linked to the site it belongs to. Please don't pin these images from this site. Click on the pic to take you to the original author's blog.
DIY Casserole Carriers
Toothbrush Carriers from Wash Cloths
Beach Towel Tote
20 Minute Cinch Tee
Dress Form Pincushions -- Link has a great video tutorial
Felt Citrus Coasters
That's six projects so far. At the very least I will have two projects a month. Although I have a feeling I'm really going to like the sewing thing :)
Does anyone out there know of some fun beginner type sewing projects you'd like to suggest?