Wednesday, July 8, 2015
simple craft - I've been sew busy!
First up, my sheets finally fit! For the past year and a half, I've been using king size sheets on my queen size bed. I have queen sheets... but none of them fit my 15" thick mattress so I've been using a set of king sheets I picked up super cheap. Last week, after washing an hanging them out to dry, I finally took measurements and went to work. The pillow cases and top sheet were easy... the fitted sheet less so, but it works! And I no longer wake up with bunched sheets. =)
*If you're interested in getting patterns during sales like this, go early! I was the first customer pulling patterns on the very first day of the most recent sale and there was only one copy of many of the patterns I was looking for at my local store. Yours might plan ahead better for the sale and have more in stock.
I had to go back to the store for bias tape and nearly ran out of thread - so close! I learned a lot. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I did have to read a couple parts a few times to be sure I understood what I was doing, but I only had to rip out one seam!
The reverse fabric is butterflies - aqua on aqua which makes me happy. =)
This was a very pleasant experience and I'm thrilled with the result! I already have plans for more garments in the near future!
I may not have had control over how this fabric was produced, but I do know it wasn't sewn by underpaid (or underage) workers and there's just something extra special about something made with my own hands. =)
Have you sewn garments before? If you haven't tried and have any interest, jump in! There are lots of "easy" patterns out there. If I can do it, anyone can! =)