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I bought a sewing machine because I decided that the price that they charge you for curtains is ridiculous and it is hard to find fabric that you really like as curtains. So we decided that we would make our own by finding a fabric that we liked and take it from there. There have also been times when I really wished that I had a sewing machine in the past. The time was right and I gave myself a graduation present. This is a cool machine which comes with 70 different stitches. So I went to work and my first project was a bandanna for Tucker. Indi got one too since I had some left over material.

Then I decided to get ambitious and make a homemade gift for my mom’s cousin’s bday. I made him the linen napkins above. The project took me for EVER. I first cut the linen in squares, then I folded the edges and went over them with the iron to make them stay in place, sewed the edges and then used a different stitch for each napkin to keep things fun. I love the tread that I used, it is very fun and colorful.

Overall, it was a rather nerve racking project. I had to focus a lot to make sure that whatever I did was in a straight line and that it came out nice. It took me a good 5-6 hours for the whole project, made a few mistakes along the way, and learned plenty from my mistakes and from J who apparently took a sewing class in high school ( SO FREAKING sexy, a man that knows how to work a sewing machine!).

I was actually pretty impressed with myself because the end result was decent and more than anything it was a homemade gift made with lots of love!! I must say though I learned the ironing part from a blog when I did some research on the internet. I love this blogging business, it has given creative people the opportunity to showcase their creations and share them with the rest of the world! Along the way it has also given us an opportunity to learn from each other.

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