Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Quilt, Boxers, and a Rather Intimidating Addition to my Sewing Desk

The quilt for the pregnancy care centre is done--bound and everything:
Again, the owl fabric (front panel and back strip) is from the Fat Quarter Shop. They were so kind as to donate a whole box of fabric and I admit, I still have a LOT of sewing to do to get through that box!

The binding is a co-ordinating print to the backing--many of the colors actually re-occurred in the front panel.

And, I sewed up some quick boxers for my oldest son.
The pattern is from Apple Tree Boutique on Etsy, available here.
It's a very easy, two piece pattern--such a quick sew and if you upcycle some old t-shirts (which I did), it's super cheap as well!

Lastly, I partly sewed or should I say serged them on this lovely machine:

A friend of mine had two sergers and let me borrow this one--long term!
I have been looking at this thing, wondering how in the world am I going to use it?!
It is a rather intimidating contraption..
Thank-fully there are two instruction books along with it, so that has been helpful.

I've also sewn up a little something for myself from a vintage-esque pattern--from the 90's.
I'll post about it soon--once I get my man to shoot some pictures of me wearing it. 


  1. What a cute panel for the quilt!
    You are going to love using that serger!! I was scared of mine at first too but it's nothing to be afraid of :)

  2. Love, Love, LOVE that quilt! :)


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