Monday, June 30, 2008

Satin Lei

This is a satin lei that I made for my daughter's graduation on June 7, 2008. I'm not sure if I'll ever make another one because it involved so much time and work.

It was very labor intensive. I had to cut the fabric into 2-inch strips by pulling the thread to make a cutting line. After the strips were cut, they needed to be shredded. I left a 1/2" of unshredded fabric down the center where I sewed a 1/4" running stitch. After sewing the running stitch, I pushed the fabric together and twisted it.

I started the lei in January and got done with it right before graduation in June.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Craft Blog

I have been wanting to start a blog for some time and finally decided to do it. I may not be able to post on a daily basis, but will try to do so as often as I can. I have been making leis for quite some time now and have recently started sewing again.

I started sewing during elementary school when my mother would enroll me in sewing lessons during the summers. I decided that I disliked it because each summer I would have a different teacher, who would teach me yet another way to do a zipper. It was so confusing.

Later, I went to college and majored in Home Economics where I needed to sew items for class. Needless to say, I discovered Vikings and Berninas, which I liked much better than the Singer that my mom had at home. I ended up purchasing a Bernina, which I love and still use. I stopped sewing when the children were born, then recently took it up again because I had to teach sewing classes for school.

This blog is just a way for me to journal about my recent sewing or craft projects. These are a few of the projects I have already made.