I am finally back up and running, having got my new sewing machine, I am so pleased with her, she's a delight to work with after all the problems I was having. I've been busy familiarising myself with all she can do - this is such an upgrade for me :)
|So I bought a Janome in the end - the TXL 607|
I have even done some actual sewing - I have several projects part finished but this one is done and dusted - a commission from my nephew and niece (aged 6 and 2) for my sister-in-law's birthday today.
|F is very into bird watching. He bought his Daddy (my brother) a bird feeder|
for his birthday in April because apparently 'he really wants one' - seriously!
This fabric (from my stash - result!) was perfect.
|My new machine does a little bit of writing - this is the|
exact wording F asked for. And the heart shaped button is because
they love their Mammy.
|A zipped pocket was essential because Mammy's carry|
Oh, and the pattern is based on the tutorial by verypurpleperson - I've made it a couple of times now so the sizing is different, and the zipped pocket etc but just little tweaks.
But this brings me to my question - how are you calculating the stash you use? The bird fabric was a really odd shaped remnant I bought a while ago, I didn't have definite yardage. And the lining is the remains of a sheet all but used up on muslins.
Is it OK if I just estimate? I don't want to cheat!
This is my best guess (and I worked it out in yards to make life easier for Sarah Liz):
2 yards - 1 each of the bird fabric and the lining sheet.
And I have 3 more on the go - I'm hoping to have a much better 'stash-busting' month in July.