Saturday, 21 January 2012

Out of the Sewing Box

First let it be known that I am very much
a beginner sewer.
I took my first sewing course 2 years ago
where we learnt the basics for making
a pair of pyjamas
(which by the way TM never wore!)

I guess the experience taught me the basics.
Although it should also be known
I have very little patience for the kind
of sometimes mind-numbing
attention required of sewing.
I am a quick results girl when it comes
to things like this.

Today I dragged the old sewing machine
out of its hiding place in my wardrobe
and made Elise a set of
miniature rice bags for throwing around.
I can't quite remember how I used
to play with them when I was
little, but I have a feeling
it was a little like 'knuckles'.

Our new family addition, Forest (a black labrador),
seems to have grown at an amazing rate since
last year, so my next project was to make a larger
and fluffier comfy cushion
for her bed.
Some old tracksuit pant material and
filling and a few dangerous-looking
seams later, I had proudly created what I
had started out to create.
(Something of a triumph given that
I broke a machine needle and had to
re-thread about 20 times in all).

After getting into the swing of things,
I thought it was about time
I bought back the old
lavender bag, and with that final creation,
my old sewing box resumed its place
in my wardrobe.
Until next time!


  1. Not just productive but also creative! What sort of sewing machine do you use. I love my old 70's husquvana bought at the Salvos for $5 and still humming along like a rolls Royce. Tell tm to put on those pajamas at once!

  2. Hi Blorgie!! I use an old Janome that mum managed to pick up from a sewing school that was replacing theirs when she took classes. Mine is missing its light, but I'm such a novice, I dont even know where it should be and how to replace it. I always stand looking longingly at lovely fabrics but never have any idea about how I would make use of them. Your 70s husquvana sounds amazing! I think mum used to have one them back in the 70s! She got a new one a couple of years ago cause she is into patchwork!