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New Sewing Machine: Project Round-Up

I had a very wonderful Christmas with my family, and I hope the rest of you did, too.  It saddens me how fast Christmas comes and goes, but hopefully the happiness will last at least until New Year’s, if not longer.

I want to share what my incredible parents gave me for Christmas.  I asked for a new sewing machine since the one I bought for two dollars, was missing a lot of parts.  I wanted something I could grow with.  Boy, was I surprised when I opened this:

51a4zeHCceL._SS400_ It’s another Brother sewing machine that also does embroidery!  It came with a gorgeous case and a thing to wheel it around with.  It is incredible!  It is also computerized so I don’t have to fuss with a lot of mechanical buttons, and I can also download embroidery patterns online and put them on the sewing machine.  I will definitely be able to use this machine for a long time.  Thanks Mom and Dad!  I also got an iron (can you believe I didn’t have one?) and an accessory for the sewing machine that allows me to transfer the embroidery patterns from my computer to the sewing machine.  I am so lucky!

Now that I have this high-tech sewing machine, I need to start sewing!  I have collected many projects I want to try now that I can sew anything I want and I want to share them with you.  I don’t want to overwhelm anyone, so here are just some of the ones I’ve found.



  • Tool Belt Apron – An incredibly cute tool belt apron that can hold crafty items or cooking tools.
  • Apron In An Hour – I love quick.  I love easy.  I love aprons.  Enough said.
  • 56 Free Apron Patterns – Tons of apron patterns for any apron-loving person to enjoy.
  • Clutch Purse – I’ve always wanted to make a clutch purse.  These would make great gifts!
  • 1 Hour Bag – A girl cannot have too many bags, especially when they are DIY and cheap!

Home Decor

  • Simple Table Runners – I have seen many burlap table runner tutorials floating around.  They are useful to have around for a quick and pretty tablescape.
  • Poinsettia Pillows – I love these pillows with a giant poinsettia.  Plus, a person could easily change the pattern to make a more ordinary flower to match their everyday decor.
  • Ruffle Pillow – I love ruffles!  I love them even more when I can lay my head down on them.
  • Pillow With Rosette Clusters – Can you tell the pattern yet?  I love ruffles and I love flowers, so I will put them wherever I can!

And then throw in this kilt tutorial for my dad who has bagpipes, a Scottish Christmas hat, a Scottish Santa, Scottish Highland cattle, a Scottish Terrier, and just about everything else you could think of, but no kilt yet and wants me to make one for him.

I think this is a pretty good list to start with.  It should keep me busy for some time before I need to look up other things. 

What was your favorite gift that you received this year?  Do you have any sewing projects saved that you’d like to share?

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1 comment to New Sewing Machine: Project Round-Up

  • Valerie

    I love being able to make something from material. I remember buying my sewing machine and was thrilled. I sewed for the next two years all the time. I made Christmas gifts, sewed my son a coat, and made numerous outfits. It truly was one of the best items I have ever purchased. I still treat it reverently. Happy sewing I’m sure you will have many good memories from using it!

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