Thursday, November 29, 2012

:: Test Sewing with my Elna ::

So, The Honey was on me to sew something with my newly repaired Elna ®.  
I pinned this sewing tutorial, it's something small just to make sure my machine was running smoothly...

I made this little pocket tissue holder
I originally found the link on youtube after clicking over from Frugal Hacks 

I also had this little tutorial pinned from Home Frosting

I thought it was cute... and I use this tutorial to make a reversible liner for my Longaberger® basket; when I bought it last spring, it didn't have a CLOTH liner at the time. 

(yellow striped) 
I made one today minus the ruffle. It's reversible. 

 Actually the basket has a plastic liner inside; did you know that some of them came with liners?  I didn't know that until I bought mine. I made my cloth liner to fit that basket. Why? because, I didn't think that far ahead that's why! 
Live and learn. 

 (Floral Side...washed out color?) 
(Floral side- TRUE COLOR...but blurry, hmph!
So sorry for the blur on that last photo. I thought I got an accurate color and good shot. But no... Anyway, the second photo is closer to the true color... 

I DID use some vintage pillow cases for the fabric. 
I will have some vintage sheets for sewing; aprons, bags, etc., in the shop soon. 

2 cute little projects...the machine is running fairly well. The zig zag isn't running top notch, that may be something for the repair man. We'll see. 

Have you done any small sewing projects lately?  Have you sewn something you've 'Pinned' on Pinterest?  Do you use vintage textiles to sew with? 
These are some things I'm interested in lately. Especially, now that my Elna is whirring
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Then he said to them, 
"Go, eat of the meat, drink of the sweet and send portions to those who have nothing prepared; for this is a holy day unto the LORD. 
Do not be grieved;  for the joy of the LORD is your strength. 
~Nehemiah 8:10

5 comments: said...

Nice job on the tissue holder and basket liner. Love the vintage pillow case fabric!


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Bravo to your "machine mechanic" and you for sitting down and making that machine work for you! Love the little tissue holder. We used to make those at one time. I had forgotten them. Love the vintage fabrics. How fun to have a supply of them. Looks like you will have some productive times ahead. Nice!

ANNE said...

Very pretty and I love your inspiration, too. Wish I had the patience for sewing but I just don't. Have a great day!!

The Boston Lady said...

Well... my "new" sewing machine hasn't been explored yet, perhaps in the weeks before Christmas I can try it out - but truth be told, it will probably be after the first of the year. First anticipated project: pillow covers. I like the way you used the pillow cases.... Nice job, Pat. Ann

Robyn said...

I have a brand new Brother sewing machine sitting in my closet for 2 years now. I can't lift it and my husband has been injured so he couldn't either. He just had his entire spine reconstructed a week ago so I am hoping in a few months I can finally, finally get into some sewing. Im chomping at the bit to get started!
Robyn :)