My husband gave me a sewing machine for my 30th birthday. Sew what?
I haven't touched it much. I got it out and goofed around with it for a bit, but it went to the attic when we put our house on the market...in March.
The first project I thought I'd do to get my feet wet was an apron. The 'pattern' called for only one yard of fabric, which I could buy for a dollar at the Wally World.
It hasn't been made. Not that I didn't want to do it, I just haven't made the time. Sew what?
Well, now it's time for something I want. And I got a little ambitious. Sew what?
My kids will be attending a Mother's Day Out program at our church two days a week. They will take naps there (yay), but I didn't want their little faces to sweat and stick to a plastic mat.
I wanted to make nap mat covers!!
I told my local sewing buddy Cindy what I wanted to do and she agreed to help me get started. She came over last Friday and taught me a few sewing basics.
It took me a while to wrap my brain around the ins and outs of the process...but when I got it, I think I got it pretty well.
I am very pleased with the results.
Here they are!
Nope, they're not perfect...but they are for sleeping in a dark room...not a contest.
I used velcro inside the bottom hem to keep the mat in. A travel-size pillow is perfect for the pillowcase. I made a strap to go around the mat to keep it together; it snaps closed.
I am very proud of my first little project...
...and now I'm sad that my project is over.
I need something else to sew...