It’s almost here. The end of school! Since I can now sew, I thought it would perfect to create something handmade. I decided on getting some insulated mugs and making coffee cozy’s to jazz them up.
I have the cozy pattern down to a science! We made 100’s of them for “Cozy’s for the Cure”.
I got the first one mostly done before I ran in to an issue. I am working on a Bernina now. Darren wants me to sew on both Janome and Bernina so I can give unbiased feedback. I have spent the last 8 months on a Janome. This is my first week on a Bernina. There is a learning curve! Everything is slightly different. I tell you this because I tried to sew a button on with my Bernina, the same way I would do it on a Janome and this happened.
I got the machine so jammed that I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.
I decided to do this project the same day I had a “sew in” at my house. Which means all my other machines are being used by my friends.
Do you see how hard they are working? It is hard to get a word in they are so laser focused on their sewing. Here are actual quotes from them:
From Steph (the blonde). “Don’t give me anymore information. This is brain overload.”
I had her cut 2.5 inch strips of fabric. If you are waiting for more to this story, there isn’t any. That is all the information I gave her.
From Shannon (the brunette). “I think I am done for today.” I think she got a solid 10 stitches in. We were at my house for nearly 2 hours.
I love you both.
Also don’t judge my sewing room. It is a work in progress. I realize I am sewing on a 20 year old kids Target desk. More to come on that later.
Anyway, back to my project. I had the idea to have Tyler write a hand written message on fabric and I would free motion over his letters and make it into a coffee cozy.
The Bernina 790 has a free motion stitch regulator foot that I want to use to accomplish this. BUT, my machine is jammed. I need Darren to fix it. Darren loves nothing more to come home from 8 hours of working on sewing machines to then fix my sewing machine. Loves it!
Did I mention I have NO patience. After my super hard working sewing friends leave, I take over the Janome. You can free motion on it too, but it doesn’t have a stitch regulator. I can’t wait for Darren, I need these done now. Right now.
I am threaded and ready. Problem #2. OLD THREAD. Darren tells me all the time it absolutely matters what thread you use. It took this happening to me 6 times before I thought, “Maybe it’s the thread.”
My new thread and I free motion over Ty’s letters. By the time I am done with one cozy, guess who is home? Darren. I bat my eyelashes. Ask real nice and he fixes my Bernina. I decided I will do the other cozy on my Bernina, so I can compare. Pink one is done on Janome 9400 and blue one is done on the Bernina 790. I think they both look great. More on that in another blog.
Project is complete. Teacher gifts are done. I have to say that I am loving my new hobby. Creating has been so much fun!
Cheers to sewing!!