Friday, August 12, 2011

Sewing Machine Adventures

I wish I was better at sewing - I'm really only a beginner! I recently made this half apron from two pillowcases (tutorial here) for my sister:

It's a good thing it's not something you wear outside of the house because the stitching is anything but straight (I even had to glue down a section in the back). Oh and the pocket flaps are frayed because I forgot to fold it under before sewing. Um, and the pockets may be slightly uneven.

So I told my sister not to inspect it too closely... Someday I will master the sewing machine, but until then I'll be a happy paper crafter (and plug away at the sewing machine whenever I find the time!)

I can't be perfect at everything and I need to be okay with that :). That's what's on my heart today!

(Linking up with Casey)


  1. You did a wonderful job! I wish I could operate a sewing machine.!/MandyCrandell

  2. I think it turned out really cute. I'm sure she'll love it!!

  3. So Cute! I have some extra kids pillowcases around. I think You've inspired me :)

  4. I think it's really cute!! Handmade gifts are the best and they shouldn't be perfect...that's the beauty about handmade. :-)

  5. I think perfection is overrated and the apron turned out beautifully! What a cool idea to use pillow cases...I wouldn't have thought of that!

  6. wow!!!! it's beautiful!!!! awesome job you did!!!!