A couple months ago, I picked up this lovely bit of fleece from a fabric auction. 🙂
When I first saw the pattern I was like “Eww… fishing.” Then lightbulb~! My brothers are in scouts and had been learning how to fly-fish at the time so I decided to turn it into a blanket for the one with the closest birthday. 🙂
So once again I wrangled the serger – which was much easier than when I had first used it on my dad’s blanket. 🙂
Since I decided to do rounded corners, Nina had to help tug me the fabric into submission. ^^;
However I felt more and more like a pro with the straight edges. 🙂
When I finished serging, Nina threaded the remaining tail into a needle and had me weave the end in.
The prettiest rounded corner (Nina did this one!)
Finished! Happy birthday little bro!
One of the reasons I’ve been using the serger on presents and personal items lately is to practice for my eared hats! A project that has been shelved for the past two years due to Youmacon’s ban on hat sales in the Artist Alley is being revived once again for Etsy. 🙂 Hopefully my nitpicking ways will pay off when I add this item to my shop!
Pusheen making himself comfortable on my project
Me using the serger for the first time! ouo;
So far so good…
First edge done! Now for the other three…
Closeup of the finished edges. 🙂
Picked up this striped fleece fabric from the American Sewing Guild fabric auction Wednesday night and decided I wanted to make a blanket for my dad for Father’s Day. At first I tried blanket stitching but it was taking too long and didn’t look very nice… so I brought it over to my parents house to use my sisters’ serger. Whee! For a first serging project I think it turned out really well! 😀
Happy Father’s Day!
[Special thanks to my little sis Nina for her awesome photography!]