I also have been able to make fabric napkins with my serger. Now I don't know if I would call this a great sewing project. All I did was cut out a square and serge and edge. But they are cute and now we don't waste paper napkins, so they fulfilled their job requirements.
I guess my major frustration comes from the fact that my mom is an amazing seamstress. I see her make amazing things, and then I struggle to make pillows (oh yeah, those pillows took me hours to make). I mean look at this Halloween costume my mom made for me.
Yes, my mom made me that. From scratch. Buy hey, I
My mom also made J this wonderful "fur" blanket a few years ago for Christmas. He loved it, I loved it, the cats loved it, and Yoda loves it (you can tell because of all the pet hair on it). It was a big hit. It still is a big hit. But I sort of commandeered it and made it my own. Hey, I get cold and this is the warmest, most wonderful blanket we own.
So feeling bad about never letting J use the blanket my mom made specifically for him, I decided it was time J got his own blanket. So armed with my 60% off coupon, we headed to JoAnn's this past weekend. We bought 2 yards of the "fur" and 2 yards of anti-pill fleece.
Then I sat down and started working on it. This was supposed to be an easy project, I mean all it is is sewing two pieces of fabric together. Well like everything, it wasn't as easy as I had expected.
First off, I don't have the room to do a project this large. Two yards of "fur" and fleece is a lot of fabric to maneuver. Second, I own the cheapest sewing machine you can buy, so I have problems with missed stitches and broken tread a lot. So that was frustrating. And third, the "fur" stuff is not the easiest stuff to work with. My machine wouldn't advance the fabric on it's own, so I had to pull it through. And since my machine weighs half a pound, it kept moving on me.
But after an hour of so of struggling with everything and Yoda
And the best part, J loves it. He cuddled under it the other night while playing video games. Now we both have toasty warm blankets for the winter. And with practice, I'm getting a little better at sewing. :-)