Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sewing 101

I was lucky enough to inherit this awesome sewing machine from my Grandma Jackson. The only problem is, I have no idea how to sew! I took a 4H class when I was about 12 years old, and I have on occasion made flannel pajamas for my friends. But it's been years...
This weekend, Landon was called out on an impromptu field work assignment, so I was left alone in my apartment for a few days. I pulled out the sewing machine, put it all together, figured out how to thread it, and attempted my first project:


They don't look like much, but it took me three hours to sew these! In case you can't tell, they're little baby shoes to give as a gift. Anyhow, for my first time, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. And I had a ton of fun doing it! I think I might have found myself a new hobby.

7 comments:

Kenna Jan said...

I'm gonna try and make a quilt... haha. Maybe I should start smaller :-)

{Stephanie} said...

How fun you have a sewing machine! Those little baby booties turned out cute ;-) I love sewing and experimenting with it. I just started up sewing again when my mom came down to visit recently (she's a seamstress.. the one who sewed my wedding dress!) It helps to have someone guide you along the way!

The Fullmers said...

Kylie! Those are so cute. Congrats on your first project. I'll put in my order for a pair for my litle girl!

Allie

Roger and Laurene said...

They are adorable! I'm SO proud of you. This would have made Grandma very happy.
Love you sis!
~Mom

Jamie Blake said...

Those are sooo darling! Love them!!! You're so crafty.
Who knew that Erica lived in Swan Valley? That's awesome...does she have a blog?

Charles and Nancy said...

Those are so cute! That's cool that you have started to sew!

Chelsi and Trevor said...

Kylie - they are super cute! I love sewing and have a great quilting book I could loan you if you are ever interested. It is a fool-proof quilting book. It really makes it so easy and so fast to put a quilt together. Go you!