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I'm still starting out and I'm looking for some more ideas to add to my "to be sewn" list.<br><br>
What's on yours?
 

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Curtains for my living romm that I really love.
 

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Diapers?
 

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i am currently sewing fabric boxes to store my patterns. they are easy, there are at least a couple of free tutorial online.
 

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I sewing shoes bags for the girls.
 

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Just made a bunch of bean bags for party favors. Now, I'm planning to make wipes for the kids & an eyemask for me.
 

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i just got the book weekend sewing and it has a pup tent. i want to make that this weekend. and i found <a href="http://heatherross.squarespace.com/journal/2008/8/5/free-dress-pattern-download-for-mendocino-fabrics.html" target="_blank">this</a> free dress pattern that i love and want to make as soon as i have more elastic thread. and after seeing this thread i am going to go find out how to make paper boxes to store my patterns!
 

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Im thinking of finding an apron pattern and making me an apron. I haven't sewed anything since the baby came but I made some breast pads (didn't work too well) and some wipes (work awesome) before she came.
 

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A jumper or dress for our one-year old. But mostly I'm just trying to get the machine threaded & running. Again - one-year old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I want to make some Lazy Days <a href="http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html" target="_blank">skirts</a> for when DD starts walking.
 

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Lots of hemming for my husband! Just made my first scrub hat, also for my husband to wear to work. Also some pajama/lounge pants for my 5 y.o., and a fun sundress or two. I can see this being addicting... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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I've been making lots of skirts for my DD and her friends. I have tried several of the free patterns online. I also made 2 blankets, a few taggies lovies, and hooded towels!
 

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i have some super summer sewing to do, capris for myself and my daughter as well as skirts and maybe a few tanks. ive also been making baby items for a "someday baby" which is fun!
 

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my new list includes:<br><br>
a new purse for myself<br>
a buckwheat pillow for DH<br>
attempting to turn some of DDs onesies into T-shirts<br>
mei tai (...i think--some kind of baby wearing apparatus anyway)
 

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My list:<br><br>
-skirts for me (I'm tall and I like 'em long) so far I've completed two. Now I need more material.<br>
-a sewing supplies organizer. I have the pattern, I just need material.<br>
-overalls for DS so that I can let out the straps when he grows. I'm also going to leave a big hem so I can let it down too. (he is growing so fast! 4mo old wearing 12mo clothes!)<br>
-a friendship dahlia quilt. I have the material for the top. I am working on tracing the petals now. 50 down, 56 to go!<br>
-a simple square block scrap quilt, made of old shirts and etc.<br>
-loveys and "scrap-o-saurus" for baby shower gifts. I've made a few loveys, and am gathering materials for the dinosaur.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">my new list includes:<br><br>
a new purse for myself<br>
a buckwheat pillow for DH<br>
attempting to turn some of DDs onesies into T-shirts<br>
mei tai (...i think--some kind of baby wearing apparatus anyway)</div>
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Hey! I have a buckwheat pillow for DH on my list, too!<br>
Also, finish a mei tai and then make another (for gifts)<br>
Sling<br>
Pad for DD's egg chair from Ikea<br>
Finish the curtains in spare bedroom<br>
Oh, I should be sewing instead of typing!!!
 

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I have never sewn before in my life but my mom bought me a sewing machine. I am gathering flannel to make a rag quilt for ds' bed!
 

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Felt birthday crowns<br>
Quilts for my boys for their next birthdays<br>
skirts for me<br>
Reusable gift bags<br>
Furoshiki wrap
 

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I have to sew 12 tablecloth-type overlays for my friend's wedding. Very easy - just squares.<br><br>
I have to make my maternity bridesmaid's dress for said wedding. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Then I need to make roman shades for my bay windows and curtains for the baby's room.
 

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I'm shocked to realise that I probably don't count as an absolute beginner any more! I <i>feel</i> like a beginner, but since getting my sewing machine I've made several pairs of bloomers, two dresses, a top, two other dresses, two bonnets and a capelet for DD. And a few other bits and pieces: a small quilt top, a bunch of cleaning cloths from old knickers (glam!), a curtain for DD's wardrobe, several basket liners, Christmas stockings and quite a few fabric gift bags. Stuff. I started a wraparound skirt for myself, but despite my mother claiming it was the easiest pattern I managed to bungle it completely and the result is tucked away in shame at the back of my fabric pile. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"><br><br>
Anyway, my half-finished projects include:<br><br>
that skirt, if I can ever bear to look it in the face again<br>
the quilt top, which needs quiltifying<br>
another quilt, which I started hand-piecing (gulp!) years ago<br>
a huge piece of floaty gauzey stuff I cover wedding cakes with, which needs to be hemmed<br><br>
I also want to make:<br><br>
a corset for me<br>
some long Anne of Green Gables-type skirts and petticoats, also for me<br>
a medieval vesty thing for which I have the pattern, which laces up at the front for easy breastfeeding (well, easyish)... also for me<br>
some shirts for DH if I ever get up the courage<br>
some sturdy winter pinafores for DD, to be worn with long sleeved shirts and stockings<br>
some leather turnshoes for DD, <i>a la</i> my clever friend who knows how<br>
a ridiculously frilly, arty apron for me<br>
cute winter hats for DD<br>
some new cushion covers for the lounge, out of scraps of fabric from my wedding dress<br><br>
I also have a bunch of dull forest green fabric and some home-dyed-looking brown fabric that I need to use up. Both cotton, I think. I got them ages ago for Mum to make me a medieval costume out of; but I'm not really into medieval stuff these days (aforementioned vesty thing notwithstanding) and I don't know what to use them for. The colours are a bit too dull for dressing the baby in. Any ideas?
 
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