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#1 of 4 Old 01-27-2010, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I got my new Kenmore sewing machine at Christmas, and I've been having so much fun with it! I bought Amy Karol's "Bend the Rules Sewing", and it's been for getting started with the basics.

Here are my finished projects so far:

Drawstring bags made from a thrifted sheet, used for carrying CDs to daycare:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0825.jpg

Blankie made for a baby shower (jungle theme), it's flannel from www.kidsfabrics.com on both sides, the "Folk Tale Friends" line:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0921.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0916.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0925.jpg

Gift card bag with crocheted drawstring (should have made it longer):
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0929.jpg

Flannel pants made from material used to wrap DS's play kitchen:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0867.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...s/IMG_0875.jpg

Dish-drying mat - before:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...rafts/mat1.jpg

Dish-drying mat - after:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...rafts/mat3.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...rafts/mat4.jpg


Next up, a birthday banner and crown for DS, and garbage bags for the car - so much fun!!!

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Those are all fantastic! That is great you are having so much fun. I love to sew! The ideas are endless, be prepared to be addicted!

I really love the dish drying mat. I have never thought to make one of those. Great idea.

Good job mama, keep it up!

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Those are all so great!!

What type of fabric did you use for the dish drying mat? I think I will have to make one!

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Thanks ladies! Doing dishes is just a little more pleasant these days

I just used 100% cotton for the mat - sewed it together "quilt style" I guess, then stitched it to the dish towel - there are more details on my blog post: http://www.ourlittlefamily.ca/2010/0...en-sewing.html

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I was inpired by the bathmat in "Handmade Home" and this blog post: http://seamsoflife.typepad.com/seams...-the-pain.html

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