I’ve been sewing. A lot. I was given a sewing machine last Christmas by my mother in law. I wanted one. Mainly so I could make things like poodle skirts for school events. But it turned into so much more!
I started making clothes, and then blankets, and bags, and baskets….and now the people at Joann Fabric know me. They may see me every week. Well…ok, they do… I just LOVE the fabric! I love to walk up and down the aisles and admire it and feel it. I guess I do that a lot because Evelyn told me the other day that she was going to touch my material in my sewing area.
I made a lot of Christmas gifts this year. 8 blankets. 3 purses. 1 robe. 3 baskets. 1 hat. 1 stocking. 1 box. 1 chapstick holder. 2 coasters. 1 bag. 4 Pokemon backpacks.
And it hasn’t stopped. I was set back for a few days with my injury. But I got back into it quickly and am LOVING the new machine I got for Christmas.
I upgraded my machine for Christmas. The other one busted a few months back. I think I used it to death….
Anyways- I was sending my dads blanket late because of my back injury, so I figured I would make my sister something who’s birthday is in January. I decided she needed a mermaid tail blanket. So I went looking on Pinterest and found a free pattern from Sew Much Ado. You can find the pattern here: Adult Mermaid Tail
Annabelle helped me find material and I started cutting. Then I realized it should all be fleece, so I cut fleece to line it all with. So my first one was made harder by me not thinking…
As you can see in the picture, I had the tutorial open on the ipad as I was trying to figure out how to attach the top. It was tricky but I managed:
And it turned out pretty cool!
And of course Evelyn was up, so she had to test it out:
And then I had to work on some for the girls. I started working on Annabelles first and had it done in no time! This time I used fleece only so I didn’t have to line it.
She loves it and has been “walking round the house with her feet in the fins. I made one for Evelyn but she hasn’t let me take a picture of her in it properly.
Now Annabelle wants me to make one of her friends a matching one…good thing I love to sew!!