…but I’m getting the hang of it. And I really, really like it. Sewing requires more precision and commitment than knitting. Once you cut that fabric you’re done. When you knit, you make a mistake and you can rip it out. So I guess I just won’t make any mistakes. It’s that simple.
So here’s what I’ve done so far…with much help from my Mum.
A little laundry bag for Kira. I thought I should start small then work up to something harder though this was no walk in the park.
Mum sewed the draw strings. Pretty skilled huh? She’s always made this incredibly small tubes with fabric (as drawstrings) that are so amazing. I’ll get there.
The fabric is so darn pretty.
I was scared to death to cut it. But I did and away I went.
It’s a far cry from what I had been using. I’m about the embarrass myself…
Pretty sad huh? But when the “spit up” is flying you just reach for what’s available. Style isn’t much of a factor.
And here’s the next project, my first sling.
I LOVE IT!!!!! and it’s so darn easy. My biggest problem, aside from fear of cutting the fabric, is sewing straight. For some reason I drift off to one side or the other. Practice of course will remedy that but it is a bit frustrating.
My little Butterbean loves it in there.
When that long tail is not in use (as a breastfeeding “cover” or a drape from the sun) I tuck the end around my waist and under the babe’s bum.
I highly recommend one of these. They are so comfortable and easy and quick to use (and make). For those inspired to give one a go, I bought the rings here. I tried Micheal’s Craft store, the fabric store and no one had them. The ladies at Slingrings.com were great and super quick.
I’ll have pictures of the other sling soon.
My poor little sewing machine doesn’t know what hit it but I hope it’s ready for more. This is great.