Monday, March 15, 2010

My first "Sew It" Project!!

While searching the internet for summer dresses to make for myself I came across this great blog: Sew Chic and Unique. Mayya (isn't she pretty!) has great tutorials and crafty projects. She also host a weekly Sew It project where the followers vote on what they want to make that week and then we all sew it! I can't promise that I will do it every week but it makes me excited to get the machine out and start being crafty again. I have lots of ideas of dresses, purses and crafty things flowing through mind and I can't wait to get started!
"Let's Get Organized" was the project for this week. This comes from Totally Stitchin (who also has a ton of great projects!). I was so excited to get started I couldn't wait for the weekend. I had to start this on Thursday night and finish it up on Friday morning.
I have had this material for some time and didn't have any ideas of what I could do with it. It was a very odd pattern that looked like quilt pieces. It worked perfect for this project!


Here's little Ethan eating dinner while I sewed on Thursday night! He's such a good boy and comes running when he hears the machine start up.

I am happy to say I didn't have to buy anything for this project. I had everything I needed in my sewing stash. I even had a nice piece to back it with and ribbon to match.



Here is the organizer all rolled up. I don't think I will ever really need to travel with it but it looks nice.




I do like that I can hang it from the ribbon. If I make anymore I will add something across the top to make it a little stiffer so the corners don't droop down.





I had to add some cute picks of the little boy just to be a bit more crafty! I've run out of picture frames so I used some colored paper.


















I loved that this was so easy to sew up and only took a few hours. Even though I didn't follow the directions exactly they were super easy to follow and adapt to the material I had on hand.
I can't wait to see what we sew up next week!!




5 comments:

Brandy said...

yay!!! you did so good!! i love it.

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Looks great!

Thank you so much for taking part in Sew it and for the compliment *blush*, stay tuned for feature it wednesday to see what the other organizers look like :)

Oh and your son is the cutest thing

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome...lovely fabric...

Zura said...

Hi Melissa! Wow, yours looks so good and sturdy too! So glad you're taking part in this week's Sew It and thanks for visiting my blog too! :)

carylanne said...

I love that the fabrics came from your stash, I am so trying to use my stash, or start to use it at any rate. These are fun bright colors and I think they (fabric) were waiting for this project. just really a great job.

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