Sewing my 1st Tablecloth

Good Morning Darlings!
 
I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July weekend with family and friends. My sewing project for the last few weeks have been working on was designing a tablecloth for my kitchen table. I wanted a tablecloth on the table to protect the table from spills, hot dishes, and sticky hands. To my surprise I could not find one store that sold square tablecloths. I went to Walmart, Target, World Market, and other popular chain stores.

 
 

I ended up going to Joann’s to find fabric to sew my own tablecloth sense I could not find a square one for my kitchen table. I decided to go with the same fabric I used to sew my curtains hanging in the kitchen window.

However, I wanted to do something different so I decided cut the floral print fabric down into a smaller square and add brown fabric around it.

Keep in mind I never sewed a tablecloth before but it seem simple enough for me to do.

I cut the brown fabric in an angle so when I sewed it all together it will make a almost perfect square.

I also found another contrasting print fabric and attach it to the square.

I ended up adding row after row until I had ended up with enough fabric to cover the entire table. I believe it turned out pretty nice for my first try.

Don’t forget to prewash your fabric before cutting into it or it will shrink in the wash and throw your measurements off.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post, to keep in touch with the latest craft project I’m working on join my facebook group; Crafting is Sexy. \

xo,
Marion

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Sewing Machine Reveiw| CS-6000i Computerized Brother Sewing Machine

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Today on the blog I have a sewing machine review for you :). In the video below I recorded a review for my CS-6000i Computerized sewing machine. I know buying a sewing machine for the first time or if you are looking for a new machine it can be difficult trying to make a decision going off of what you see in the stores.

I hope you enjoy watching the video and learn a little bit out the CS-6000i Computerized sewing machine.  Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog!

xo
Marion

DIY floor length Jumpsuit| M6083 view E| Putting the top together

Good Evening everyone!
I posted part two of my first sew- along using McCall’s pattern 6083 a few days ago and I am hoping to finish my jumpsuit this weekend. In this video I tried to show you all how I put together the top part of the jumpsuit. I also had some issues with my brother sewing machine and filmed my mistakes that I made when sewing. I felt if I edited out all the little issues I had you couldn’t learn from my mistakes. Keep in mind that this video is a sew along and not a tutorial (where I would teach you how to make the jumpsuit). Until I can get a better camera set up its hard for me to record tutorials and show you how to do each step. But if you have any questions on anything I did in the video feel free to ask me below in and I’ll do my best to answer you.

If you made this jumpsuit before or joining me in this sew- along please post pictures on my facebook page or tag me on twitter or instagram.

xo
Marion

My 1st Sew- Along! DIY floor length jumpsuit

Happy Labor Day! I hope y’all are enjoying your holiday with family and friends or simply loving the fact that you do not have to go to work today! 🙂
 
I have been working hard in my garden and in my sewing room and ready to share with y’all. Below is video of my 1st sew- along of a floor length jumpsuit. My sew- along videos are not meant to be a tutorial but just to show you the steps that I took to create this jumpsuit. If you have questions about anything that I did in the video feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer them in the next video.  
 
I decided to break it up in parts to keep it easier to watch and easier to skip ahead to the section you are more interested in viewing. I wanted to make sew- along videos with me talking to you about the process of me making the jumpsuit. As well as showing you the different mistakes I made and what I did to fix them.
 
I hope you enjoy this sew- along and I will try to keep more coming for y’all weekly. 
 

If you made this jumpsuit before or joining me in this sew- along please post pictures on my facebook page or tag me on instagram or twitter .

xo
Marion

Sewing for the 1st Time on my Brother CS-6000i

Good Morning and Happy Sunday Y’all!!!

I finally posted a vlog on my youtube channel of me sewing for the first time on my new sewing machine. In this video I am showing you all some basic stitches that this sewing machine does as well as a decorative stitch. This sewing machine is inexpensive (less then $200 on amazon). It is really simple to use which makes it great for newbie sewers. The Brother Cs-6000 has more modern features which is great for someone who would like to upgrade their older sewing machines (like me). The sewing machine is also pretty light weight which makes it easy to travel with when you go to your different craft classes. I really enjoy sewing with on the Brother CS-6000 and I am interested in purchasing another Brother sewing machine in the future.

If you want to see me different stitches on the machine or other sewing related videos feel free to leave a comment below. 🙂

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xo
Marion

African Inspired Drawstring Pants

Good morning y’all!

For my cousin’s birthday I made her a pair of drawstring pants, I used a variety of patterns mixed together get the desired pattern that I wanted to use. The pants were fairly easy to make, but I wouldn’t advise a beginner sewer to try to sew these pants as their first pants project. As a beginner sewer I would advise you to make your first pair of pants with elastic at the waist and at the ankles to get a similar look.

As you can see I used an African or Aztec inspired light weight fabric. I thought this would be a fun print for a pair of drawstring pants. I have no idea where I got fabric, really think it was gifted to me. When I first started sewing years ago, a lot of my sewing tools and fabric was given to me.

As you can see in the above picture I add drawstrings to the bottom of the pants, so it could be gathered at her ankles . Or she could tie the pants higher up on her leg and create a totally different look. I think these pants turned out to be really cute, hopefully she might let me take a picture of her wearing them so y’all can see how they look on.

 
xo
Marion

Sewing Curtains for the 1st time!

Hey y’all! I hope everyone is doing well, I know my east coast friends are especially happy that spring is finally here. I have decided to post some of my sewing projects here on this blog. I just realize that I have been doing a lot of sewing but I have not shared any of my projects with you all. 

I made curtains for the kitchen window for the first time!! I am so excited, you would have thought I have made curtains before with my years of sewing experience but I haven’t. I always wanted to make curtains but never did. The curtains are super cute (at least I think so) and so easy to make. This is a perfect project for a beginner sewer.

As you can see I made two different panels for the top and bottom curtains. I plan on keeping the top curtain close and just opening the bottom one during the day.

I bought the fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store in the home and décor section. I decided to have an floral print on the top and solid chocolate brown color on the bottom. I didn’t bring any measurements with me to the store (bad idea) but I ended up getting about a yard and a half of each of the fabric. Thank goodness it all worked out.

I have a lot more spring and summer crafty projects that I want to work on and I’ll be sure to share them with y’all. If you want to see more of my craft projects like my Facebook page and check out my etsy shop  (the links are below).

xo
Marion