08 March 2010

I made an apron!

The thoughts of being able to sew whatever you like is really intriguing. So when I mentioned this to my neighbor, she offered to lend me her machine. So I went out to buy some fabric and started using hers. It took me little while to get used to her machine, but I did it. I made bed sheets for Coqui, a pillow case and even a blanket. In a few years, I will probably be embarrassed by it, but for now it worked great. Because I don't use any patterns, I just started and saw where it brought me and it actually came out pretty good.

So for Christmas, I got my very own sewing machine, from my lovely husband. And I decided that I 'needed' an apron. I kept looking around in stores but never found the 'right' one. Buying the fabric was a little tricky because I wasn't sure what I really wanted. For the pattern, I thought, this time, I need to at least glance at some more professional stuff, so I did. I cut out all the pieces that I thought I needed and then started sewing.

Of course, I can only sew at night when the kiddos are asleep. So it took me a little while. Also I ran into some problems with the machine here and there, that took more time than anticipated. I don't know what happened from working one day and then the next, it would all get tangled. Or it would not sew with the correct tension anymore. One day I gave it another try when Coqui was around. He asked me what I was up to and offered help right away. He got his tools out and went to work, pretending to be Handy Manny. (For those that don't know who he is, he is a cartoon character from a TV show, Spanish and fixes everything in his hometown.)
Here is a picture:

It is so funny, that he looked at a plan first, then tried different ways, even got his flashlight out, just like Handy Manny. At the end, he gave up and told me he couldn't fix it. Oh well. Finally, I sat down last night, and tried a couple of things, WITH the instruction manual. I reloaded the bobbin, and it worked! I was so happy. I could finally finish my apron....
So, here I am - I did it. It is done.

It is not a masterpiece, but will work for now.


C. Beth said...

Yay! You did a great job! I make plenty of mistakes while I sew but it's still fun. :)

Bethany said...

Oh I love it! What an adorable apron! :)