The Sewing Bee
I am so ridiculously excited for today!
Take pictures and write a post on your blog (linking HERE to the Sewing Bee) of what it is that you are currently working on in your sewing space… whether it be hand or machine stitching.
Like minded chicas…the sharing of patterns and progress of sewing.
To inspire ourselves to keep stitching.
What could be better than that?
Leave a link below in the comments to share your project with the rest of us!
My Sewing Bee…
On the hoop/ sewing table~ A ribbon security blanket.
Pattern~ Mine~ Tutorial here.
A customized baby security blanket with ribbon tags for my friend Breanna’s new baby. She is due in 2 weeks and being that I just can’t stop making baby gifts lately, I had a hankering to get my embroidery on.
Her name is going to be Charlotte. It is such a precious name and I just know that she will be as gorgeous a babe as her big brother Jack. She is the first of many girls being born to nurses at the hospital where I work. My friends Carrie, Lisa, and Aimee are also having girls this year.
It makes me curious as to which sex my twin is having…
She finds out next week!
Any way, back to the project.
I first wrote out her name and a little vine design in disappearing marker on the linen. I used simple embroidery floss to outline the letters and the vine in coordinating colors. There is nothing quite as pretty as embroidered writing, in my book.
I chose some soft flannel and a cut of some ridiculously soft minky fabric from my shelves.
I cut the embroidered piece in to a rectangle, folded over the edges to make it smooth and ironed it flat. Then I pinned it to the front of the piece of flannel that I had chosen.
I then stitched around the edges of the applique.
From here on out, I followed my tutorial for making the ribbon security blanket.
I also used some ribbon from my stash in the closet to make tags on each of the edges.
I stitched, hemmed and ironed.
A quick and fun project to gift a little one.
Note: I did NOT stitch all around the perimeter of the blanket as I did in the tutorial. I decided that it was a bit softer without the stitched edges.
Now, please share with me what you are working on below in the comments with a link… I will attempt to keep a list of participants in a link on my sidebar and update it weekly.
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Lots of love,