Look What I Learned To Do...

I bought a sewing machine about two years ago on clearance with good intentions of learning to sew cute things for my baby girl. The sewing machine never made it out of the box. I was with my cousin the other day and she was talking about getting an embroidery machine. We talked about sewing for a bit and she agreed to teach me how!

I got my husband to take the sewing machine out of the attic and she came over the next day to teach me. She was here for about 2 1/2 hours and in between refereeing our 3 small children, I learned to sew and made my first project!  Isabella was in a horrible mood yesterday and would not stay still for me to take a picture.  She kept pulling at the ribbons and didn't want to have the dress on-this was the best shot I could get.

It's far from perfect, but I'm proud of my little pillow case dress. I used some clearance fabric that I found because I thought my first project would turn out awful, but it really wasn't bad! I look forward to learning more and using cuter fabric to make her some of these dresses.

I'm now in search of websites/blogs with great sewing ideas/tips and if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

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18 comments:

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I want to make one of these so bad! I've taken a class at JoAnns and made a pillowcase but havnt ha the chance to try anything else.

Nichol said...

So cute Dee! I want to learn how to make them, I love em!

Jus and Kat said...

I think it looks great! Will you make me one! ;)

Mighty M said...

Super cute - nice job! :)

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your newly acquired skill! I wish I could sew with a sewing machine!

Jennifer said...

Adorable!!! Congratulations! I still have a lot of trouble sewing, so I am very impressed.

Jenny said...

Cute! That's about all I can sew as well!

Debbie said...

Sweet, Sewing at any age is a great thing to learn. Congrates, Love it.

Working Mommy said...

Pillow case dresses are so cute and quite easy - great choice for being a beginner!

WM

blueviolet said...

You did a great job on that! I'm most impressed with you, and jealous that you had a teacher!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Yay! Welcome to the world of sewing! I'm about to start on a quilt for baby number three and I can't wait to go out and buy fabric. :)
If you want easy tutorials, you should look on pinterest. There all over the place on there.

Jena said...

I've recently re-learned how to sew (making flannel wipes for my baby girl). I got our library to buy a copy of a book titled 1 2 3 Sew! that I'm fairly impressed with. The title's pretty hokey, I know, but I'd probably make most of the stuff in there (pillows, totes, storage cubes, etc.), given the time. Thinking I might go ahead and buy a copy for myself.

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

Already, way to go and you just started.

Heather M said...

That is awesome! It's so fun and rewarding when you can make your children stuff.
Between sewing and knitting I have made this baby (due in December) half of his wardrobe already. With recycled t-shirts into pants, leg warmers, knit pants and hats and sewn baby gowns we're pretty much all set.

ucreate is one of the best out there. It's a favorite for sure!!!

Emily said...

Congrats to you! I'm teaching myself to sew, too. You are fortunate to have someone teaching you - I'm using a book and a great method called "Wing It"!

The fabric is super cute, who cares that it was clearance!

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Krystyn said...

So cute! I like the bright clearance fabric!

lisa said...

that is AWESOME! great job and newly acquired skills. you should be SOOO proud!

BabeeLove said...

VERY cool! I've had every intention of learning how to sew...I'll just live through you for now :)

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