Friday, November 6, 2009

From flaw to feature.

I still make a lot of mistakes when sewing, mostly through lack of focus or simply experimenting. The great thing is when you discover that not every mistake is a disaster and the unpicker does not neccessarily have to be your constant companion. Such a handy tool, but gee I HATE UNPICKING!!
I need some more bibs for very vomity baby and thought I could use some fabric leftovers and make it up as I go along. All went well until I attached the binding and found it was way too thick and looked funny.

I spent ages making that binding in the first place, so the thought of replacing did not appeal. So, I ran a zig zag stitch around the inside of the straight stitch and voila! It anchored the inside of the binding down and balanced out the look.

Now I just need to figure out how to use my new snaps press and I can make a bunch more :)


Aussie Therese said...

cute bib. I will be making a heap of bibs and spill rags after Christmas for our little one.

Amber said...

Well done!!! Looks great!!!

The Handmaden said...

Therese, it's hard to believe how much you need them! I could be the rag lady with all the little cloths and things I have dotted around the house for quick mop ups!

Antique Rose Designs said...

The bib looks great. Only you know there was a mistake. I've had a few of those mistakes too. Take care Carol

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is a cute bib, I too know how you feel with that dratted unpicker!!

Thanks for posting a comment on my blog, I will be posting a link back to your blog on Monday.

Gill in Canada

The Handmaden said...

Thanks Gill, that's great!

Star said...

Just popping by from The British Woman's Blog. I love the bib and the zig zag edging looks great.
Blessings, Star