Saturday, February 11, 2012

SU Fabric

I got a brand spanking new sewing machine this week, curtesy of my DH.  I don't know how to sew.  But hey, why should that deter me from getting a machine, right?  Well, since it was here, I figured I might as well jump right in.  I was very excited (not!  haha... I was terrified actually) to learn how to thread a bobbin, thread the needle and how to pull the lower thread out.  Thank goodness for y0utube these days.  So, everything got set up without any troubles.  After doing a couple of straight stitches, I thought I might as well make a project.  This is what I made:
Yes, it's another coffee cozy!  LOL.   The fabric is from the Twitterpated suite.  But this time it looks sooooo much better than my handmade one!  Rather than lined with old sock, I lined it with felt, then covered with yet another fabric from the Twitterpated suite.
Then I decided that I was going to make another fabric flower to redeem myself from the last one I made.
This is the view when it's unfolded.  Alas, my measurements were just a bit off.  I didn't really have much extra fabric for crossing over.  I went the easy way and used velcro for the ends to stick together.  The green button is only decorative.

This sleeve feels nice and soft.  I can't wait to use it!


Shellie G. said...

I think you did quite a nice job on the cozy. My very first sewing projects didn't look nearly as neat as your cozy does. Keep at it. You'll get better and better :-)

Traci Tracy said...

I fell in love with sewing just because SU came out with fabric. I got a sewing machine and the first thing I made was a scallop square quilt! My oldest son then requested one lined with flannel and his turned out amazing! Love your coffee cozy, thank you for posting it. This is next up on my project list. You know you have a Starbucks addiction when every single barista knows exactly what you want to order, even down to the soy instead of milk. ;-)That's me. Great projects, keep 'em coming please, you are doing a great job!

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