if you’ve been following my blog – you know I DO NOT consider myself a seamstress (not at all!) but I’m working on it bit by bit!
But I wanted to make some of these dainty cottagey towels…
I got cute graphics, printed them out on t-shirt transfer paper,
cut flour sack towels (from Target) in half as full size was WAY too big…
and then I
lugged out my sewing machine…
wound the bobbin,
threaded the machine…
whew I’m tired and my head hurts already!
And when I did a test seam run on scrap fabric – it just all bunched up and got a nice little ball of thread in the back..
ok troubleshooting mode:
did I wind the bobbin wrong?
did I thread it ok?
Are the feed dogs up and working (what a name for a part on a sewing machine - what are those anyway?)
Couldn’t figure it out…so I asked by friend to come over and take a look…
you know what it was?
I had the stitch length at big fat zero - 0
So once we got that squared away….
I ironed on the image, hemmed the cut edge of the towel, pinned the ruffle on
my dear friend ‘practiced’ on one of the towels…
and then she showed me how she would pin on the ruffle and how she’d zig zag stitch it on….
so really this was SLAVE LABOR…I put her to work while I had her here (hostage situation!).
My friend (
errr….sweat factory worker) headed home.
The next one I made ALL BY MYSELF
I did it and I O it!
Plans for additional versions are in process!
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Chat soon -
p.s. The images used on the towels are from this site.