One Year Sew-iversary

One year!

It was one year ago today that I borrowed my mom’s sewing machine.  I was most intimidated by threading it.  When I first sat down with it, I pulled all of the thread out, pulled up a video on YouTube and re-threaded it.  Whew!  Step one done.  I used a piece of scrap material and and sewed a few straight lines to get a feel for the machine.  Then I set out to make a cute little triangle pouch I found online.  I followed a tutorial on YouTube and it was much easier and way more satisfying than I could imagine.  I was hooked!

Here is a look at {most of} my sewing projects from the last year.

My first time running fabric through the machine

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Very first project…a triangle zipper pouch

Practicing quilting

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First fidget quilt, for my grandmother

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Trying my hand at a half-square triangle quilt block

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Wall quilt, made for my grandmother…but it now hangs on my wall

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Cricut covers for my mom and myself

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Cricut cover for a friend.

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Guard equipment bag (I also made another one but don’t have a picture)

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Bag made from a thrift store mumu

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Another tote bag made from thrift store clothes

Set of five placemats

Scrappy Monster

Pin Cushion

Quilt for my king sized bed (still unfinished)

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My first baby blanket, for my cousins new baby

tetris quilt back

Tetris blanket for my dad

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Not quite ready to share this one yet 😉

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One cat block, I made this just to see if I could lol

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Fidget quilt, for someone to gift to their elderly mother

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Weighted blanket

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Another set of placemats, better suited for fall

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One matching curtain panel (this has since become scrap fabric – although I really should make some curtains)

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Wine glass coaster

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Drawstring bag (vinyl done by my mom)

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My Dollar Tree quilting gloves 🙂

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An evening “wine down” at my sewing machine

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My first t-shirt quilt

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Another t-shirt quilt

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Chapstick holders

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Practice memory bear, made from a shirt and scrap fabric

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Girafficorn

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Pencil pouch

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Cosmetic bag

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Cut pieces for one block

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Completed block for memory quilt

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The first blocks for a memory quilt, made from my grandparents’ clothes

If you’ve made it all the way to the end…thank you for looking.

And thank you to my family and friends for the continued support and encouragement in all that I do!

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