Saturday, February 5, 2011

Back on a Sewing Kick

I really can only pull out my sewing machine from time to time because once I get started I just want to keep going. And it really doesn't help when I find all kinds of cute new projects that I just have to try out.

First off I started out simple and made a few new burp clothes. Lily was such a spitter and I learned that there is no such thing as too many. My sister Ali has a few that someone made her using flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other. They are cute and really absorbent so I gave it a go.

I made some girly ones for Charlotte.
And some boyish ones for a good friend of mine.
I have been wanting to make a car seat canopy for Charlotte since she will be born in the late winter/early spring and we'll need to keep the wind and rain off of her. I figured that it would be really simple and I had a good idea how I would make one, but I wanted to see the dimensions and styles that other people were doing. So I searched the internet and finally came across this tutorial (and by the way this is one of my new favorite blogs):

So this morning I went to Joann's and picked up some flannel. I chose flannel over cotton for the weight and warmth. Not to mention it was on sale today for $2.50 a yard so in total I spent less than $6.50 on this project. It turned out to be so simple and didn't take long at all.

My infant car seat is still up in the attic so I couldn't take my pictures with it on the car seat, but you get the idea.
I really loved her suggestion to add the flower pins. I alternated my cover fabric with the light pink lining fabric.
I also bought the fabric and cut everything out to make a blessing day dress for Charlotte and when I sat down to start sewing I realized that I was out of white thread! This is the second time that I have found myself totally out of white thread. I really don't know how that happens, but apparently I need to start buying it in bulk. I suppose that sewing project will have to wait until next week. In the interim I think that I will finish up Lily's quilt for her new room.


  1. You are so creative! I am lucky to have you as a friend!

  2. Oh it turned out wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it with me. Your flowers are perfect. Great choice of fabric. They are so easy to make huh?

  3. Very cool things! Love the flowers you made.