2 In Sewing/ The Best Of Emkie

Nap time craft

Hi everyone 🙂
So, I don’t normally use my sewing machine to craft during nap time…this is because the little monster used to be a really bad (light) sleeper.  He would wake up all the time after only a few rows of stitching, AND my machine is down the other end of the house from his room too 🙁
So usually when he’s asleep I do other crafts, eg. hand sewing, embroidery, cutting and preparing fabric. Or I take photos of items and edit them. Or I use the computer to check Facebook, Instagram, Feedly or do some blogging.
But I decided to give it (crafting, using my sewing machine) a go the other day, as he has been sleeping really well recently (Yay :D)!
I decided to do something semi quick…and something for me – I’ve actually felt like making a few things for me recently (earlier this week I made this).
I found this tutorial for a fat quarter (FQ) infinity scarf a few weeks ago, and I kept thinking about it as I could picture making it with this fabric:

As is my usual way with any tutorial (or recipe from a cook book – yes hubby, I do listen to your grumbles about that :P), I decided to make it a little differently than the instructions given in the tutorial…what a rebel, lol!
These are the changes I made:
1. I didn’t have any batting in the house, so decided to use a layer of polar fleece instead.
2. I wanted the scarf to be soft against my skin, so instead of using 2 cotton FQ’s, I used 1 FQ of cotton fabric (spots and stripes – rainbow zig zag, this FQ was purchased from a fellow crafter) and 2 FQ’s of white polar fleece(1 = batting replacement; and 1 = outer fabric).
3. I didn’t want to do any quilting of the scarf…so I didn’t 🙂
I followed all the rest of the tutorial exactly though, and from start to finish the whole project only took me 1hr and 35min (including one bit of unpicking – oops – cutting fabric and hand stitching the opening closed)…yay for my first quick nap time project 🙂

 

Next, I’ll have to try using the machine while the little monster sleeps at night…wish me luck 🙂
Emma

PS…time for a funny face 😛

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica@SewHomegrown
    June 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

    That looks great! I love your idea about fleece. 🙂

  • Reply
    Emma ForMyLittleMonster
    June 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Thanks Jessica! Your tutorial was great 🙂

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