I’m excited to publish my FIRST craft post, featuring my new tablecloth. I busted out my grandma’s old sewing machine and got to work this week on my first project.
Last week I flew home to Seattle for a few days to spend some time with my family and to attend my soon to be sister-in-laws bridal shower. While home, my mom took me to her favorite quilt shop to look at some fabric for a project she wanted to start. While there, we found some pretty vintage-inspired material that we thought would look really great as a tablecloth in my kitchen. If you haven’t seen my kitchen you can see it here; it is a vintage themed kitchen including a 50’s style diner booth.
I decided that Wednesday would be the day I would finally pull out my sewing machine and quilting cutter and get to work. I haven’t done very much sewing in my life but every once in awhile I get a deep desire to learn. The hardest part is not being around my mom so most of the time I’m searching online for tutorials and help. The sewing machine that I have used to be my grandmas and is old and a brand that no one has ever heard of. I love using it, but I don’t use it often enough so each time I pull it out I have to re-learn how to set up the thread and the bobbin thread.
While sewing my tablecloth I didn’t realize until I was more than half way done that I shouldn’t have sewn some of the seams together until the very end because then I was having to double sew some of the corners. But now I know and next time I’ll sew a little better.
I bought two different pieces of fabric so that I could sew an edge all the way around the main fabric. I cut the polka dot fabric into strips and then pieced them together on the main fabric piece.
I really like how this tablecloth turned out and think I may try and make a few more to match different holidays and seasons, and also so I can keep practicing simple sewing skills. When I was at the quilt shop I bought a pattern to make a large tote bag, so as soon as my fabric gets here that will be my next project you will see!