Posts by Malisa

Sew-what? - 1st Project

Today I spent the majority of the day working on the project I told you about on Saturday. I am happy to report the project, an apron, is finished! 

Anthony, the trooper

I used this pattern to make the apron and combined Apron A with the pockets from Apron B, minus the upper pocket. 

After completing it, I wanted to share a few thoughts on how it went:

  • Patterns are pretty complicated, even if they say they are easy
  • It is really helpful to have a dictionary of sewing terms nearby (or Google)
  • Buying a foldable cutting board is a needed item
  • Good scissors are also a must have
  • If the pattern requires you to make a strap or ties, sew the right sides together and then turn it right side out, don't attach a safety pin to the bottom and try and turn it. You just might have to cut off the pin and the fabric (it gets stuck). I wouldn't know this from experience, would I? 
  • Using thread a similiar color to what you are sewing helps distract from any imperfections
  • Have an iron and ironing board ready, you'll need it to "press" the material
  • An assistant is also helpful, but not required. Thank you, Rachel!
  • It is quite a bit more complicated than I expected!

I have a new respect for all things handmade. What about you, do you have any thoughts you'd share with a beginning seamstress?