Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 35. I decided to start a new hobby. So, what did I get for my birthday? A sewing machine. I am so excited.
It took me several hours to get the thing ready to sew. I watched several YouTube videos, and finally figured out how to get everything threaded.
I have been dying to make T-shirts for the boys with ties on them. I have seen them all over Pinterest and Etsy, and wanted to try it for myself.
I bought a bunch of cheap T-shirts at Wal-Mart and some fabric swatches.
Here is my first attempt.
Not so bad, except I only had it sewn on the top (I had hemmed all the edges before hand). He loved it, but I was afraid that he would get pulled off.
So I decided to sew all the way around it.
Now remember this is my first sewing project in 20 years (my grandmother was a fantastic sewer, she worked for Singer for most of her career, and then retired to teach sewing at the community college). I had made things with her, but she was a huge help…in fact she probably did 99% of it.
In sewing around it, I sewed the front of the shirt to the back of the shirt. When I tried to fix it, this happened!
Ok…so try number 2! This time I didn’t hem the sides first, I hemmed and sewed it onto the T-shirt at the same time. I made the Tie too short for monkey, so this is Alligators.
Not too bad if I do say so myself.
My next project is going to be a tie for Monkey to wear to school on Valentine’s Day.
I am going to iron on some cool designs, and then sew it on…bet you can’t wait!