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***I purchased these patterns from Butterick last night for $2.99 each. This morning the price of the uniform pattern is back up to $10.17.
Making a cover for my ironing board was easier than I expected. I added extra padding and ended up overcompensating for that by making the cover a bit too big. That’s ok, because the project also called for ironing board clips. These are underneath the board, stretching across to keep the fabric nice and tight.
*I learned to use the zig-zag stitch on the edge, acting like a serger.
*I learned how to sew elastic.
I can’t cut them or sew them – yet.
My first project through Home Ec was to sew a cloth napkin. I decided I needed six.
Originally intended to be 18″x18″, my first attempts with a rotary blade led me to decide they’d be better as 17″x17″. Even with the uneven seams, I’m happy with the results. I made double-sided napkins with the three fabrics I chose.
I learned three things:
1. How to use a rotary blade.
2. How to use my new sewing machine.
3. Until I can sew straight seams, I need to stick to busy, dark prints. And dark thread.
Still, they’re pretty cute.
My first project through the Frecked Nest’s on-line Home Ec course is making cloth napkins. These are the coordinating fabrics I chose to make six napkins. I ignored the Ric-rac edging as I’m not a Ric-rac kind of girl.
I bought my first sewing machine today: the Brother CE-5500PRW. The reviews were great, and it is a top pic of consumer reports. The course website starts posting projects Tuesday. The machine should arrive Wednesday, which is perfect for me since I work the next two days.
I can’t wait to get started!