Friday, December 30, 2011

Singer Attachment Instruction Manual from April 1930s

April has taken the time to scan and upload some PDF files to her website available for FREE DOWNLOAD if anyone needs them. She hopes to add more in the future, but here are a few to start out:

http://www.april193 attachment_ instructions_ __refe.html

Your Stitchery Friend, April April 1930's ~ A Sewing Shoppe

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Using my Singer Featherweight 221 to make Sew Mama Sew Holiday Napkins

Here is the tutorial part IV of the Sew Mama Sew Holiday Sew along.

Part IV of the Sew Mama Sew Holiday Sew Along

Here are the napkins that I actually did finish before Thanksgiving (and get to use...).  I rolled them up in wooden napkin holders.  Didn't finish, or even get started (except I cut out everything at the same time, so my pieces were ready) piecing together the placemats.  My thoughts were to have the wooden table instead of the tablecloth for my Thanksgiving setting.  Ah well...  life gets in the way, eh?

 This turned out nicely.  Very methodical in doing these napkins. 

This would be a great gift (not these....these are mine LOL) idea for someone for a house warming gift or holiday gift.  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What I've been doing lately with my Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine-Gaileee

Here is the original Holiday Sew Along post.

Here are my pieced placemats, I finally finished today.  I made eight placemats.  Using my Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine.

 I'm going to put the project away though, so I can start my next immediate project.  Making changing table mattress covers, for my DD#2 upcoming baby.  We are giving her my changing table that I used with Grace, and I need to make some new changing covers!  Bought some fabric from Walmart yesterday, and need to treat the fabric (sew the ends, wash, that type of thing), before I can get started.

So this project will be put into some ziplocks with instructions, so that I can tackle the rest of this job later!

<3 Gaileee