Works in Progress {March 2017}

I haven’t been spending as much time on sewing lately because Elizabeth is crawling around everywhere so my sewing table got moved out of the dining room and the sewing machine was put in the closet. :( But I’m super proud of her spunky spirit! lol

Anyway, I do have a fair number of projects started so I thought I’d share them here. Maybe it will motivate me to finish them soon!

These bibs are great for mealtime as well as keeping her clothes dry from drooling (six teeth and counting!)

I love the pattern and have made several of these. I need a few more now that she’s eating so many solids. The flowery fabric pictured above is from WalMart and the checkered one is a secondhand crib sheet. :) The PUL is from JoAnn’s. I use cute fabric on the front, PUL on the inside and white flannel for the back.

These smaller bibs are perfect for drooling. I made this pattern, and a number of bibs with it, months ago but they are sort of rough looking these days so I’m adding a few more. ;)

Samuel picked out the fabric at WalMart. It is super soft flannel. :)

We have a wooden high chair and even though Elizabeth’s diaper probably provides ample fluff for her bottom, I wanted to make a cute cushion for more support. I bought this fabric at Hobby Lobby…I think…it was a few months ago. The cushion is two squares I cut from a foam roll I bought at WalMart. I may also make a cushion for her back at some point but right now sits up anyway.

I’m going to be attempting to make fabric sandwich bags. I’ve seen them on Etsy and liked the simple, fold-over design. You may not be able to see the plastic bag in the photo, but I’ve cut out flannel pieces with seem allowances of about a ½ inch.

I saw this bun warmer on Pinterest a while ago and loved the old fashioned look of it. :) It reminded me of something I would have seen at my grandma’s dinner table. Since we have rolls/biscuits often, I thought it’d be nice to have something on the table to keep them warm. The green fabric is from WalMart (? I think ?) and the microfleece (to retain the warmth) is from JoAnn’s.

So there are my WIPs!

What are you working on?

12 thoughts on “Works in Progress {March 2017}

  1. I love it! My next goal is to try making those bowl hot pads, because I’m always microwaving things in bowls and then they’re too hot lol! But I’m also new to sewing, so I’m not sure how well it will work out… 😂

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  2. I don’t sew, but I’m making another loom knit hat. Since my car accident in January I am very nervous driving, especially on days when the roads might be icy. So, I leave my house extra early and knit a row or two before I head in to work. I hope to finish it this weekend. I have been making them for the two year old, and for the baby to wear next winter.
    I love those bibs you make. 😀
    I work at a Wal-Mart warehouse, and saw the cutest bibs today. They were Nuby brand for teethers. They were bandana shaped with a rubbery teething corner and really cute fabrics. I will have to look for them in the store. I wish we could buy items right from the warehouse. 😉

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    1. Aww, I’m sorry about the snow/ice that you have to deal with when driving! :( Glad you’re making progress on your hats, though.
      I’m planning to eventually get back into crocheting and my five year old has requested I make him an afghan so that’ll be my first project!
      Bandana bibs are so cute! I like them better for boys than girls, otherwise I’d make some for Elizabeth. :)

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      1. I prefer “normal” bib shapes over the bandana style, but the teething piece and cute fabrics drew me in.😉 My 2 year old loves to wear my knit hats. He’ll wear them in the house, even we have our wood stove pushing out crazy heat making it 75 degrees inside. Lol!

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    1. Oh, neat! I used to love to paint when I was in high school. I sort of lost touch with my inner artist after having my first child, though. I went from drawing and painting to Playdoh and hole-punches! lol

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  3. Ah! Here’s the post you mentioned! Elizabeth seems to be one fashionable, extremely mobile baby! 😀
    I haven’t done many sewing projects since I see by hand and it takes forever but I love it! I need to find a small project to do!!! Thanks for the motivation!! 😀


    1. Haha, fashionable and mobile she is! ;)
      I love sewing by hand; I find it calming and enjoyable. :) I’ve made a few small patchwork holiday quilts by hand. But for most projects I use the machine simply because the projects are for functionality not sentimental reasons (like holidays).

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