Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eyeglass case and Jean Jacket

I made a couple of things the past 2 weeks...nothing too exciting, but they are done!

I'm still having trouble with importing photos to the right place in the text, so the photos are reversed! Look at the photos from bottom to top!

First, a great friend helped me out with this one--thanks Elaine! I wear those clip on sunglasses that fit on my regular glasses...but I abuse and lose them. So, I made this quick in-th-hoop project on my embroidery machine. I plan to make a case out of nicer fabric, but this one helps me find the glasses and protects them in the abyss of my purse!

The second is a Jean Jacket made from McCall's 5191. The fabric is some I got in a bundle from Fabric Mart--sort of a tapestry/upholstery fabric. I made several mistakes, had to unpick even after many topstitching stitches were sewn...but here it is. I think I like it--may be a bit too big, but I can wear a sweater under it if/when it's cold. The best part is, I finished it! I got out the manual for my Brother ULT 2003D sewing/embroidery machine and made SEVEN buttonholes! I was pleased with the results and felt some satisfaction that I'd finally used the sewing side of this machine.

1 comment:

Teddylyn said...

Just testing this feature!