Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Selena Singer the Sewing Machine & Bandanna Bib Pattern Link

Yesterday, an amazing thing happened to me. 

Yesterday I bought my first ever sewing machine. 

On my vendetta to feel more creative, productive and just plain crafty, I decided a sewing machine was an absolute must-have. 

Lately I have been going crochet crazy, which I will post some photos sometime soon I promise.

Anyway, my local Lincraft store had an amazing deal on a Singer sewing machine yesterday, which I very quickly scooped up, as a birthday present for myself, from Josh (don't judge, we have been discussing getting me a sewing machine for like a month now). 

When I got home I realised a terrifying thing. I haven't even threaded a sewing machine or actually sewed anything since I was in my first year of high school, so 12 years old... But I am proud to say after a fair bit mucking around and reading the manual a lot, I have a fully threaded machine, and I am pretty sure I could do it again in MUCH less time the next time. 

And the rest, as they say, is history!

Now it was time to create. I grabbed a couple of fat quarters and a pack of cheap flannels while I was at Lincraft, and set to making Hartley a bandanna bib, as he has become quite the drooler lately, and they are ridiculously expensive for a bib when bought in store.

If you want to give it a go yourself, I used this fantastic free tutorial over on "Sew Love It". 

The bib is fantastic, though I am more than happy to admit that the first attempt looked great, but was way too small. The sewing isn't overly tidy, and I may have to redo the fasteners on the back, as they are a wee bit wiggly. But I am very proud of my first sewing machine creation. 

Helps that I have such a darn cute son. 

Onward and upward from here! Hopefully...

Talk soon, 
Lou xoxo


  1. The excitement of a new sewing machine is awesome! Happy sewing!

  2. well done - a sewing machine is a wonderful investment! Nice to meet you I will add your blog to my Chch bloggers list. If you want to be included in blogger catch ups flick me an email and I will add you to our list. makeitgiveit(at)gmail(d0t)com

  3. Great job! There are sooo many wonderful tutorials out there on the internet, you'll be amazed by what you can make in a very short period of time if you stick with it!
    Look forward to meeting you at one of our bloggy get togethers.

    1. Thank you heaps! Feel like I am in a whole new world, feels very invigorating!

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