With Christmas come and gone, I finally have pictures of my mom’s gift that I made. I only made two things this winter for gifts–the following for my mom, and also something for my sister’s birthday, but that hasn’t past yet, so that will be blogged at a later date
So, with the Christmas deadline nearing, I was scrambling to finish Mom’s stuff. But, I made it in time…so here it is!
The apron is Butterick 4945, view D. It was a pain to sew because the directions were somewhat vague. “Line up with symbols and…” Yeah, cept when I line up the symbols, it doesn’t come out like the picture! BAH. Well, after I took a DEEP breath, I looked at the picture, looked at the pieces, occasionally glanced at the pattern, and finally figured out what it was supposed to do (or so I think). I had the most problem with the sides and the facing….I started it on the 23rd, sewed all afternoon till evening dinner time. Then I just was grumpy so I stopped. Resumed the next day, and I finished it. I’m super happy with it.
I also embroidered “Super Chef” on the facing near the neckline. That way she can see it every time she puts it on
And yes, the fabric is upside down. Yeah yeah, silly of me, but I guess we can say Mom can look at the fish right side up when she cooks
Also included in her gift were these potholders:
They’re from Amy Butler’s In Stitches. I skipped the grommet because my mom never hangs her pot holders. Surprisingly, my machine didn’t have any issues with these. At least not with the quilting part. I used Insulbrite and some cotton batting. It sounds crinkly haha…but I guess that will go away with time. Both potholders have the pink and green fabric. If it’s pink on the front patchwork, then it’s green on the backing…and vice versa. I really like these. Although, my machine DID have issues sewing the binding. Then again, I suck at binding. The thickness of the potholder made it tough for my binding to line up on both sides so I couldn’t finish off the binding with the machine edge stitch. It wouldn’t ALWAYS catch the binding on the other side. Stupid stupid stupid. So I hand sewed the last part. I seem to like handsewing lately. Hopefully it’s strong enough to hold.
The main fabric is a Robert Kaufman fabric.
<sigh> Last minute? Yes. Completed? Yes. AND my mom loves them. YAY!