After trying to figure out what a good first sewing project would be, I finally settled on making a table cloth for our new (and borrowed) dining room table. 🙂 I found a great tutorial here for an easy project. I measured everything out and found a local fabric store. I didn’t buy enough fabric the first time around….I didn’t take into consideration that the pleats would steal some of the fabric. 🙂 After a second trip to the store though, and a round of pinning things incorrectly, I really like how the table cloth turned out!
To figure out how to thread the bobbin and the needle I watched the DVD that came with my sewing machine about a million times 🙂 Fred was visiting that weekend and he provided some backup as well 🙂
Both of the pups provided continual support and encouragement too 😉
The main color in the table cloth was beige so I used a really pretty, 100 % cotton thread in a beige color.
After a failed round of pinning I finally got the hang of it.
Once I had finished with the actual table cloth, I started hemming the bottom to keep it from fraying. While I was pinning everything up, Inca nested herself into the fabric that was hanging off of my lap and onto the floor!
I really like how the end product turned out. The teal color doesn’t really match our blue walls but I think it works anyway 🙂 (just fyi, the picture below is before the ends were hemmed)
What do you think? What was your first sewing project? 🙂 Any suggestions on other projects I should try out? 🙂