Wednesday, August 4, 2010


My first sewing project. I'm so proud! I must be the luckiest girl to have a boyfriend who can teach you how to sew! Well, here is how it went....minus the numerous mistakes that I encountered....we won't mention those. I was just learning. This is mainly a blog about how to cut material with a Cricut. The sewing was fun but believe me you don't want an up close look at it.

First step was buying the material and some wonder under. I ironed the wonder under onto a small piece of fabric big enough to cut out one capital R.

Then I stuck this to my Cricut pad and cut the letter. This was very exciting to me because I have been wanting to cut material with the Cricut but didn't know how. Well, You can learn all kinds of great things from You Tube!

And Ta~Da~ Here is my first initial! Yes, this really should have been the step AFTER I made the apron.....but I just couldn't wait! So, after all of the fun sewing lessons that went on and the apron was done it was time to iron on the cute initial. And even that was a learning experience. I figured out only after doing it wrong that you need to peel the wonder under off before you iron.

Use a damp cloth to place over the letter and then press it until it is secure to the surface. In my case the apron. Wow! And it really worked. This is so amazing! I'm just thinking of all the possibilities!

Finished product! I am using this precious thing for my classroom. I can't wait!

I'm so proud! Even though I know my career is not headed in the seamstress direction, it felt good to make something and not just pick it off a shelf. And knowing that you designed it!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I love it!! You and Reece are so crafty and cute!!