Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My 100 Day Sewing Challenge ... #2

It's time to report in with how I'm doing on my 100 Day Sewing Challenge!  

Let's see, the first week I was able to sew on 3 different days for at least 15 minutes each day.

This week I managed to add 2 more days where I was able to sew for at least 15 minutes each day and here's what I stitched up ...




These bowl covers ... and 


I stitched up one more royal robe ... I have two more to go and I'll have them completed.


That's what I got done, what about you.  What did you get stitched up?  

(I've added a couple more items to my list of things I want to sew up during this challenge ... my list is growing instead of shrinking!!!!)

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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21 comments:

  1. My sewing pile never seems to get smaller either! I'm impressed with your challenge. I will retire in a year and I want to remember to challenge myself.

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    1. Kathy, my challenges keep me focused and learning! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement!

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  2. I love your bowl covers! I'm hoping to start sewing in August as I'm hoping for a little more time in my days. I'm still driving my husband to work and back till then because of his seizures. It's an hour round trip twice a day. At least we have a car that runs, a job to go to, and my sweetheart still with me. We are blessed!
    Melody in OR

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    1. Melody, you have the important things! Love your attitude!

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  3. Did you have a pattern for your bowl covers? I'm making doll clothes for my granddaughter. I cut out the pattern and I know I'm sewing a dress.

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    1. Vickie, I didn't use a pattern, I just cut out a circle the size I wanted. Actually I cut out 2 circles for each cover, stitched them together and attached the elastic about a half inch from the edge.

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  4. Your bowl covers are so pretty! I made one on my sewing challenge. I used a dinner plate for my circle.
    Sue

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    1. Sue, using a dinner plate would make it easy to make a circle. Good tip!

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  5. How did you attach the elastic? Do you have a special stitch on your machine that you use or do you just do it by hand? I really like the fabric you used!!!! So cute!

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    1. Holley, on one bowl cover I used just a regular straight stitch pulling the elastic as I stitched. On the other two, I used a zigzag stitch pulling the elastic as I stitched.

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    2. Thank you! I've never done that before. I will see if I can watch some videos to get the hang of it. I'm a visual learner! I now have a sleeve on a shirt that needs to be repaired with just this sort of sewing through the elastic!!!

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  6. I love your bowls covers! They are very popular right now.
    What kind fabric did you use, cotton or oilcloth?

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  7. Love your projects Patsy, especially the Bowl Covers. I need to start a sewing and crafting challenge for myself maybe then my mojo/desire for it would come back from wherever it's still vacationing after a year.
    Hugs, Sandy

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    1. LOL Sandy, I hope you find your mojo/desire, maybe if you start out with just 15 minutes at a time it will be enough to spark your interest again!!!

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  8. I managed 4 days toward my 100 day sewing challenge.
    Day 1 – There was dust on my iron and a dead wasp on my sewing machine. Mending was piled high and it was hard to find room to work, but, I started! I mended pockets on two pairs of shorts.
    Day 2 – I discovered there were sweat pants still waiting to be repaired from last winter. One pair was repaired, the other was beyond fixing so I cut it up for grease rags.
    Day 3 – I began working on the big pile of ironing.
    Day 4 – I repaired a few bath cloths and searched the internet for the manual for my sewing machine. I was able to learn to use two new stitches and a new pressure foot.
    It was not a fun beginning but I must get the mending done before I can start on anything fun. My goals for this week will be to sew for 4 days again and continue to work on the mending.
    Jeannie
    GetMeToTheCountry.Blogspot.com

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  9. I'm very thankful for this challenge, Patsy. My first project is a baby quilt. The baby's due date is Aug. 10, but she came 5 weeks early!

    The 15 minute time is perfect. I can almost always find 15 minutes and most of the time I find myself seeing at least twice that long.

    Thank you! Love the bowl covers!

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    1. Cheri, I hope the baby is healthy ... sounds like you need to get busy for sure!

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  10. Love the bowl covers Patsy. I jumped on the band wagon of your sewing challenge and this week I have been able to work about 20 minutes each day for three days. I am working on a throw pillow. Hopefully I will be able to finish it next week. Paula in Kansa

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    1. Paula, Throw pillows are fun to sew and they work up pretty quickly! Sounds like you are off to a good start!

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