I just have to brag a little bit. I’m kinda proud.
I sewed something.
I’ve never seen myself as a sewer, it looks intimating to learn and figured I’d need a 101 class. But then one day I got the sewing itch and I decided to go for it. I felt an overwhelming need to make this baby a blanket (so much so, I finished it from fabric shopping to final stitch in under 12 hours). It must be a bonding thing with this wee one. Armed with advice (and lots of fun fabric shopping from my sewer BFF) and a borrowed sewing machine from another friend…I dived in and was on a mission to make this new baby a fun and soft blanket.
Thank God for the internet! It was my free 101 class that I need to learn the basics. While I did take a home-ec type class way back 10+ years ago in 9th or 10th grade…I didn’t remember a thing. This video on how to use a sewing machine was my lifesaver in getting started…and to learn what the heck a bobbin was. And then, I followed this great minky blanket tutorial to know what the heck I was doing beyond loading that pesky bobbin.
My inspirations were this
I really loved the wider strips, the larger pieces of fabric, and the symmetrical design on either side of the center fabric on the bottom one. I figured stripes of fabric would be the easiest way to go for my first sewing project ever compared to lots of boxes like a typical quilt or more of a cool brick design that I also loved.
Since we aren’t finding out the sex of this baby until birth, I was going for gender neutral colors (of course, it does air of the boy side…probably because my guess is a boy). My only complaint is that I need to figure out how to sew a straight line. Sometimes my seams look like a drink driver, thankfully most of them are hidden though. Regardless, I’m proud.
I never completed the boxers I started back in high school I think that’s why I feel the need to brag a little that I finished something and it looks decent. Yes, boxers. Why did I pick boxers and not a pillow case? I’ll never know.