My 5th year sewing anniversary and a new machine

Soon I will have my third anniversary.
5 years ago I found my new hobby: Sewing.
And I still love it. ❤ ❤ ❤

That’s not something I take for granted. I had often found a new hobby before, spent a lot of money on it and then after a few months or even a year no longer feel like it.

Now the time had come to invest a little more money in my hobby.

I had bought my first sewing machine BEFORE my first course day. I didn’t know what to look for as a beginner. I don’t even remember why I bought this model. I didn’t know any better.

But don’t get me wrong. This machine has accompanied me 5 years wonderfully from my beginnings until today!

My first sewing maschine

Over the years, however, I have missed more and more functions on my machine, such as the machines in my course.

That’s why I’ve been looking for my favourite sewing machines for the last few months. Used because new machines are too expensive for me.

Friday was the day. I found one of the machines I liked and the price was OK for me.

Yesterday I had my new baby.

My new Bernina

I haven’t sewed anything with it yet. Just trying to get familiar with it, because the new machine is very different from my old one. Just sewed a few seams and tried the stitches.
But I love it already.

And as a goodbye to my old machine, today I post the last piece I sewed with it.
It becomes part of a dress that I want to sew in class and also finished with my new machine.
Up to now I had always sewed things with applications for others. But this project will be for me 🙂

I love everything that has to do with the sea. That’s why I have a compass in almost all my badges.
Cutting out every single part cost me a lot of time even if the compass has 10 inches including the letters.

I could have simply ironed the compass after cutting, but I was afraid that it would come off at some point. That’s why I always sew ALL applications to the contours after ironing.

Compass application 01

Compass application 02

Compass application 03

Compass application 04

The funny thing now is that my new machine has an embroidery module and I could have stitched the compass with it hehe

DIY My first polo shirt

I love polo shirts. I guess I have at least 40-50. Long sleeve, short sleeve, in all colors.

A few months ago a colleague came to work with a shirt. It looked like a normal shirt but was as long as a mini dress and had a ribbon on the sides. I was blown away.

Unfortunately I couldn’t buy the shirt anymore.

But hey, I can sew hehe

And because I have a liking for polo shirts, I changed my shirt accordingly.
Look at it!

Front

DIY Polo shirt 01

Back

DIY Polo shirt 02

A closer look at the collar

DIY Polo shirt 04

I used a twin needle with 2 colours and triple stitch on the arm and bottom of the cuff. I love the result ❤ ❤ ❤

DIY Polo shirt 03

This won’t be the only polo shirt I sew. Only next time I have to change the pattern because the neckline is too big for me.

DIY – A jacket for your next beach trip

Maybe I have mentioned once or twice or even a hundred times that I like stripes hihi

I have so many different fabrics with stripes that I lost track of them.

I started this jacket last year, put it in the closet and forgot it. While sorting my fabrics I rediscovered this jacket.

Now I finally managed to finish sewing it.

And I used my embroidered badge with the compass for the first time on a piece of clothing.

Sweat jacket 04

Sweat jacket 03

Sweat jacket 05

Wonder why I took the french ribbon to hide the back of the zipper? I didn’t have a dark blue ribbon.
Plus it matches my woven badge 🙂

Sweat jacket 01

Sweat jacket 02

Beautiful Springtime – Photos

Finally it’s time again. You can throw your winter coat and thick sweater behind you and enjoy the sun and nature.

Of course don’t forget the camera and photograph the colours of spring.

Springtime 01

Springtime 06

Springtime 04

Springtime 02

Springtime 05

Springtime 03

All the photos above were taken in the park. The next one I found on my way home at a shop in a flower pot. I just liked the colors and had to photograph it 🙂

Springtime 07

I hope my photos bring you some spring mood into the house ❤ ❤ ❤

 

I love fabric panel – today spring

In my last post, I showed a T-shirt with a dinosaur panel.

I have loved fabric panels since I discovered them a year and a half ago.

The panels for the door or also for the wall are made so fast and so simple. Meanwhile I make them in less than an hour hihi.

There you can see how many I made and gave away.

Most of the ones I sewed were with winter or christmas motives.

This is the second one I made for a colleague. Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph the first panel. She chose the panel and I sewed it.

I think this one with the cherry blossoms is beautiful, but it would not suit my interior.

Spring Panel 01

Spring Panel 02

The panel is not crooked as in the photo. I only used 2 hangers to hang it up, but there are 3 sewn hangers on the panel. So it fits and looks even 🙂

For all who also want to sew a panel, definitely take Vylene for inside. Then the panel is much more beautiful and not so thin.

 

My newest sewing project – A dinosaur t-shirt

I sewed so many things for Miss M, but never anything for her little brother!

Last year I started a project for him which is very time-consuming and so that he doesn’t have to wait so long, I put this T-shirt in between.

I found the Jersey panel a few weeks ago on the internet and thought about David.
Like most 5 year old boys he loves dinosaurs.

David, this is for you 🙂

Dino shirt 01

Dino shirt 02

Dino shirt 03