Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I finally used my sewing machine!



I have had the sewing machine for 5 years! It has been sitting on the shelf and looking all pretty;)

We have decorated Anurag's playroom in Transportation Theme. All I needed was a pair of curtains with cars,trucks and trains. I looked in the stores,looked on amazon and found one I liked! They were 100$!!! I was like now that is a ridiculous price. I decided that I will just have to stitch one! My singer is an auto threader and I had difficulty threading it the first time ..way back in 2006. I never tried it again...just had a HUGE mental block! Anurag's baby sitter showed me how to thread it recently. We measured the window,cut the cloth and I finally stitched the curtain all by myself! I am so happy..more importantly Anurag loves it! I had some cloth remaining, so I stitched Anurag a pillow cover..he totally loves it! I made one more pillow cover with basket balls,soccer balls etc! He loves sleeping on his pillow. It costed $30 for the cloth with the backing! I got 2 panels, 2 tie wraps and one pillow cover out of it and a huge smile from Anurag :-) So totally worth it!




I used to stitch dresses when I was in college on my moms hand operated sewing machine. I am enjoying my machine now:-) I need to figure out how to stitch on paper! That would be awesome!

12 comments:

tarunavg said...

Very nice! You put up the curtains..

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! These are so cheerful. Your local hardware stores have little hooks you can screw in the wall to hold the tiebacks. Donna Woods

Tona said...

You did a fantastic job. Wtg!

lizzie said...

amazing job!!!

Sue in CT said...

Very nice!

Kelly Sas said...

Your curtains are very nice. You should be so proud of yourself. Isn't it a great feeling when you can make home dec items like what YOU want but can't find or afford in the stores?!?

Kelly
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Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

This is great, Viji! The smile on Anurag's face says it all! The fabric you picked is so cute. The matching pillow was such a bonus!

Not sure about your sewing machine, but to stitch on paper for me, is just like stitching on fabric. Dan made me a place I can finally have my sewing machine out and I wanted it there just to stitch on paper. I have yet to do any paper stitching, but have repaired a couple of seams in clothing.

Groovy Deborah said...

WTG! That's awesome Viji :)

Sheena said...

good for you! these turned out cute, you'll be sewing everything now :)

Anonymous said...

super cute- lavan

Cath said...

You did a great job on the curtains, Viji! Now I'm itching to get my machine out, too! :)

Sue in CT said...

What did you do? Get lost with that sewing machine? I wonder if you did a bed spread yet? You know...one for your bed. Something soft and light color so you can sleep. Don't want any big things as that will weight you down. Something really light, you know...light as a feather. Oh but don't put birds on it! They are noisy and feathers everywhere. Something like a butterfly. If you don't have one off hand then go to my blog because there is one there for you. I am giving you the Butterfly Award. Here is the direct link
http://sueinct.blogspot.com/2011/08/butterfly-award.html
or just go to my blog and scroll down past the hurricane because I don't know how to link that when there are no editing buttons.
Congratulations on your award!