I've been a sewer almost all my life. Since I "retired" sewing has become one of my favorite pastimes. I sew mostly apparel, and some purses or gifts. I love to travel and shop, and spend time with our three grown children and 2 grandsons.
My sewing interests are:
My sewing machine(s):
I have a Husvarna sewing machine and a Viking serger.
I am interested in patterns such as:
Simplicity, Vogue, or independent pattern company "quilting" patterns (for bags, aprons, table runners, etc.)
Hi Marsha, sorry to hear about your husband health problems, hope he improves with leaps and bounds. Yes, I did do a lot of sewing this Xmas. Just finished a bunch of baby sewing for a friend's newest grandchild from her son. Now I find out her daughter is almost certainly pregnant as well, due November so will have to work on a few things for her as well. I may make a teddy out of plush felt for this little person, doubt if I have the skills to sew a fur bear although can get fur cheap at used clothing stores, they are usually ripped and stuff so they go cheap. I might try it. But I have so many plans. Just finished altering my dmil's old living room sheers to fit her kitchen windows. Thank God and science for FrayChek! I made some hanging towels for her from square hot pads and terry kitchen towels. They turned out well, but I had to handsew most them as my machine balked at the bulk of double quilted and terry seams. I also used my new best friend, called Peel n Stick Fabic Fuse, it comes in stips on a roll or in squares. It is permanent and cannot sewed through but it works great for some seams etc. I plan to make some more hanging towels, these ones use the shape of your iron's bottom plate as a pattern for the cloth hanging part. Then of course, I have a rack full of clothes I am changing in some way or other. Like I want to make a long skirt from two pairs of co-ordinating pants. I will open the inside leg seams and use the second pair to make insert triangles to make the skirt. A very sixties idea, but it will be unique! Yes I would like you as a friend.
No never have tried needlefelting, sounds intriguing. Just recovering from my Christmas gift sewing and will be making some new baby items, my personal favorite being a lucky wrap. Shaped like a four leaf clover, it makes swaddling the newborn easier, Lay baby's head on one "leaf" wrap the bottom "leaf" up over feet, and side leaves over folded up bottom and voila. I will attempt a teddy bear for the first time from curly felt. And of course something for the the new dad, a bathing apron and burp pads from flannel lined toweling. Mom gets a nice covered china mug and her choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate(gourmet single serve of course) and sometimes some relaxing bath products. I also add safety devices like plug covers and door latches to babyproof a bit. Just got back from visiting my mom in law for Christmas and I have a commission from her to cut down her old living room sheers to make curtains for her two kitchen windows. In between, I will absolutely have to get my cataracts(both eyes) seen to, one at a time I understand. Anyway, I am busy. What kind of things were you looking for for your sewing group