Tuesday, January 13, 2009

T-Shirts for myself

T Shirts

Because it has been a number of years since I have done any sewing, it does take a bit of hunting to find lost items in my cupboards. I was looking for my Embroidery Hoop, which I did find and also found many other items that haven’t seen the light of day for many years.

I found a bundle of cut out T-Shirts waiting to be sewn up. I also found a numerous zips that will come in very handy with my crafts.  Heaps of cut out knickers with only the elastic to sew on. Lots of cards of elastic also in the cupboard so I really should finish those knickers. These are leftover’s from the days of my small sewing and fabric business that I ran from home.

I decided to sew up three of the T-Shirts. They will be handy for myself when hubby and I set off on our annual holiday by the beach later this month.

After many years of non use, I knew my overlocker was going to feel the pain when I first used it so a good service was put into action. It runs beautiful now without any complaints. I have to admit I did enjoy sitting in front of the machine with foot to the pedal sewing garments for myself.

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Jean said...

You are doing a great job of cleaning out and making use of your treasures as you go!

em's scrapbag said...

Good for you. Glad you were able to have some fun sewing. A trip to the beach. I'm jealous.

Tracy said...

If you want more zips to add to the stash Charlene's in Jamestown is selling off a heap at the moment :) Not that you probably need any more. Have fun at the beach.

Lucky-1 said...

I hope one day to make our own t-shirts too.

Vicki ♥ said...

Great to see you digging out your stuck away stuff and making it up. Its been years and years since I made anything as good as you for myself. Great colours!!

Creative Times with Sue said...

Thanks for your comments everybody. :D

I am so looking forward to the holiday away. The 19th is the day hubby and I head off, hence this blog will be in recess for awhile.

Tracy thanks for letting me know about the zips. I think I have enough to keep me out of mischief for awhile. I want to have a look at Charlene's materials in the near future.

Lucky-1, stretch is very different to sew with compared to cottons but once you get used to it, it is very forgiving.

Tozz, it has been many years since I have done any sewing for myself. It is a bit like riding a bike, you don't forget how to do it. :D