I always think I will have lots of free time during Christmas, but between Christmas sale, trying out gifts (My boyfriend got a tent for Christmas, and of course we had to try it out) and dinner with family and friends, I was very happy to squeeze in a few hours of sewing as well. It was a lovely feeling to sit down behind the sewing table again. It was no time for a big project, but I got to sew a little tablecloth for my niece, to have under her drawings when she is here for a visit. I also had a twin needle in my sewing stash that I’ve been wanting to try.
The twin needle, of course, needs two spools of thread, and I felt a bit scared when threading the two threads in the same track. In my head I pictured hours in front of the sewing machine trying to get stucked up threads out off the machine again. However, it went surprisingly smoothly and I could give a sigh of relief.
I like to turn the fabric around in the corner, with the needle still in the fabric. It’s a good trick for getting sharp corners. So it was a bit disappointing to discover that the fabric couldn’t be turned in the corners, with the twin needle down. But all in all I probably save some time by getting two rows of stitching at the same time.
The back stitching also turned out as a special stitch, which will probably mean that the needle won’t be suitable for all types of projects.
I will probably not use a twin needle that often, but it was fun to see the result.
And here it is 🙂 I sewed the buttonholes a bit “far behind” on the shoulders, so the ends are standing up slightly. Any how, I don’t think they will continue to do so when she wears the dress. But, should they persist to “stand up”, it is easily dissolved with a couple of press buttons.
And finally this is how it looks from the inside.
I have been thinking about sewing a simple litte dress for my niece. The kind she quickly can pull over her head as she plays with her Christmas gifts. I had peered the internet for a while, before I finally found the perfect project on Nap-Time Creations. And the beste of all folks, the pattern was free. Jippi. Free Criss Cross Jumper.
The idea is also to get rid of some leftover fabrics. I’m currently sewing a denim shirt, so I will take the denim leftovers along with some flowery fabric. The flowery fabric is just lovely but it has been laying in the stock for quite a while now, because it’s so shiny it has been difficult to find the right project for it.The flowered fabric is in the washing machine, and the pattern is almost taped together.
Can’t wait to get started!
For just over two years ago, I taught myself to knit through YouTube, and I quickly found out, that there is something therapeutic about watching skeins of yarn turning into a sweater. I could pull an all-nighter just to knit an arm a few centimeters longer, and feel the creative rush it gave. But knitting takes time, so the summer of 2016 I borrowed my mum’s sewing machine, and put on YouTube – and again I was pretty quickly amazed at how incredibly satisfying it is to create something yourself. Sewing also gave quicker results, and the opportunity to make clothes for many more occasions.
I still feel like a novice, both in knitting and sewing, so the thought with this page is to follow and document my progress, and of course have some fun doing so. Maybe I even can inspire someone else, the way I’ve been inspired by all the great people / pages / bloggers / videos in the big internet world.
So welcome to my site, so happy you dropped by 🙂