Monday, 14 April 2014

Fall Sewing List - Update

Since I'm almost ready to make a sewing list for this spring and summer, I thought I'd give you an update on how I did with my fall list.

~ one dress each for my two youngest daughters - I actually ended up making two dresses for each of them. I made a set that matched and one that didn't.

~ an "anywhere" chair - a kind of portable high chair - I made two of these actually. One for my baby and one for a friend's. They didn't work as well as I wanted. I've thought of some modifications I just haven't gotten around to making another one yet.
The way the baby sits on part and the other part wraps around a chair back is what holds the baby, but you need the right kind of chair.

~ numerous gifts for New Years. Let me explain. We don't celebrate Christmas, but we do exchange gifts at New Years. We try to do homemade as much as possible which means that just helping my children make gifts for each other is thirty-six gifts. I try to keep them simple, but also help them to expand their skills. Even my boys have a very rudimentary knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. We have a lot of fun making these gifts. Sometimes we do some kind of an edible treat. I try to do a mix of skills.

I did a post on how this went. You can read it here.
~ felt popsicles - a busy bag idea - didn't get to this partly because it's an activity for learning colours and he knows them already so I didn't feel an urgency to do them.
~ a wallet for myself - or this
~ a different cover for my Kindle - or this
~ pajama pants for my second son - I actually ended up with pajama pants for my two oldest sons - but sorry no pictures ☺
~ a top for myself - This was one of the first projects I did.

~ car seat blanket - not sure why I wanted to do this, but anyway I didn't get to it.
~ 2-3 skillet handle pot holder - This I did and did a post showing how to do them.

 ~ floor pouf - This worked out well.

 ~ bag to carry my mei tai in - I didn't get to this either
~ slips for my two youngest daughters - did this
~ some bread bags - still on my list

I did do a couple of projects not listed here. Turning a sweater into leg warmers for my baby and sewing a cape that would cover both me and the baby when he is on my back. I don't think I have a picture of this, but we have used it quite successfully. I also took a folding chair that was ripped up and sewed a new back and seat. I also sewed some pouches for some sewing equipment and a cover for a small toy box.

So there were quite a few goals I didn't meet, but there were also a few things not on my list that I sewed. All together I would say it was a good fall/winter of sewing.


  1. Julie Geoffrion14 April 2014 at 20:44

    Lots of fun sewing projects! Makes me anxious to get my sewing room set up again!

  2. Sewing is fun. I'm glad I have a hobby that's relaxing and productive.