Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas Stocking

For the first project using my new sewing machine I decided to make a Christmas Stocking for my great niece who just turned 1 last month. I found the material by Henley Studio in a local sewing shop so purchased it giving me the front of the stocking, I also purchased a coordinating piece for the back and then some plain red material for the lining. I had some wadding already in my limited new sewing stash.

I started off with the tag, and stitched round each section of the tree before sewing the edges m. Next I stitched the lines on the stocking and went round a few of the stars to add some more interest. I created my own loop and binding for the top of the stocking (with some help from YouTube) and then once I had my front and back pieces completed, I stitched the 2 sides together. Instead of adding more binding to the inside seams I used a zigzag stitch to stop the edges from fraying.
am really thrilled with the finished stocking and this project has given me confidence with my new machine. 

I am delivering the stocking tomorrow night and I hope that Maisie loves it and will keep and use it forever...

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

New Sewing Machine

Following my crafting weekend last month and my new found love of sewing and fabric, I decided to upgrade and purchased a new sewing machine. Based on recommendations from a couple of my crafting friends I went for a Janome SMD3000 from Sewing Machines Direct, once ordered it arrived the very next day. 

The machine came with a table, scissors plus threads and a few other accessories. I also decided to buy the additional quilters pack which included a walking foot.
Needless to say, I am thrilled with this machine, the set up was easy and I couldn't wait to use it. I created my first project on Sunday and I'll show you the finished piece in my next post.

Thanks for looking!
Tracey x