A Whole Day of Sewing?! What Would You Do?
A while back I received an embroidery machine as a gift. It was one of the nicest surprises I have every received and actually brought tears to my eyes. Thing is, I haven’t had a lot of time to use it. I sew almost every day, but I sew, not machine embroider.
This coming weekend I have an all-day sew day planned with my favorite sewing group. That’s 12 hours, 9 AM – 9 PM of sewing bliss. This time I’m only bringing the embroidery machine and a couple of little projects that aren’t so much sewing but prepping.
I thought I would let anyone play around with it and introduce others to machine embroidery. Here’s a few projects I’m thinking of bringing.
- Embroidering on tea towels is fairly fail-proof. Embroidering on cotton is a wonderful beginner project. Plus I have some super cute designs I can use.
- Another easy and fast project are mom’s day coasters. I thought I’d make one for my mom.
- Since I sew a lot of garments I thought embroidering a collar would be fun. On Saturday I’m going to test a few designs on a collar pattern.
- Making 3D embroidered butterflies might be a little ambitious, working with organza and all. But, I do have black organza that I’m not doing or planning anything for. Black butterflies, -not really my thing but I think I want to try it anyway.
I think that will be it for now. I tend to over pack for days like this. I pack my car with so many projects I can barely see out the rear view mirror. This time I’m traveling light, just my embroidery machine and a few projects. I can’t wait to get started!
What would you do with a whole day of sewing? Let me know on the blog.