Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reap What You Sew....

Many of you emailed or commented asking me what TYPE of sewing machine I received for Christmas and what books I bought to go with my machine and my sewing adventures! Well....here goes :

Sewing Machine : Baby Lock A-Line Series Sofia2 - it sews AND embroiders!

Books : (I think I honestly bought these because the covers were super cute...don't judge me.)

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
Sew & Stow: 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home, and Yourself!
One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!

I received One-Yard Wonders and Bend The Rules Sewing in the mail yesterday! Out of the two....I must say that I am a lot more excited about One-Yard Wonders! There were so many cute projects in there and they don't seem too terribly complicated (but at the same time....I haven't tried to make anything yet!). Bend The Rules was a little more of a "teaching" type book. It went into more detail about how to do certain stitches and it's more beginner friendly!

I am thinking that a nice little dog bed might end up being my first REAL sewing task....I will keep you updated!

What books do you LOVE for sewing references?? I would love more advice and tips if you've got 'em! I am all ears!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

XOXO,

Hils


5 comments:

Miss Southern Prep said...

I wish I knew how to sew, I think it would be so fun! I'd love to see the dogbed when you're done!

dCc said...

Best of luck with the sewing darling!

xo,
dCc

Kaitlin said...

I haven't found a sewing book yet that has worked for me. I got a sewing mating three Christmases ago and I jammed it within a day. It went into a closet and has been there ever since. Can't wait to hear if any of these work out!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh I wish I could sew but I really can't. Everyone laughs at me but it takes me forever to actually sew a button on a shirt. My sister-in-law and mom can sew awesome but I guess it skipped me and I got the cooking gene.
Oh and no judging here.99% of the time I choose a book by the cover!

Brunch at Saks said...

Learning how to sew is a resolution of mine this year! Your machine sounds fabulous and those books are beautiful. (I buy books for the covers too sometimes- ha!) A dog bed would be such a great project- post pics if you do! :) xoxo