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So I got my first little sewing machine! What can I start with that's easy?

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IHeartKingThistle Sat 02-Feb-13 18:25:01

Hi, it's my first post on this board!

It really is a little one, it's the cute beginners one from john Lewis. so looking for some nice easy projects to get me started.

Anything home-ey would be great, but I also have a hankering to make a circle skirt - am I aiming too high there?

I'm excited!

IHeartKingThistle Sat 02-Feb-13 18:46:15

No ideas at all?

nearlyreadytopop Sat 02-Feb-13 19:03:12

I just got an ikea sewing machine a wee while ago. I made a cot quilt as my first (and so far only) project. I followed this tutorial which was excellent Ordered material in fat quarters from an Ebay shop, plus some backing material. It is a cot quilt but would be good as a lap quilt or could easily be made bigger.
For help on binding the quilt at the end I found a tutorial on Youtube from Missouri Star Quilt Company which was very easy to follow.
Have to say everyone I show the quilt too thinks it looks great and I am very pleased with it.
I have no idea about a circle skirt, sorry.

IHeartKingThistle Sat 02-Feb-13 19:41:11

That looks awesome!

ediblewoman Sat 02-Feb-13 19:55:14

Have a look on Made here she has some great v easy tutorials

IHeartKingThistle Sat 02-Feb-13 20:16:14

What a great site! Thanks!

nearlyreadytopop Sat 02-Feb-13 20:37:08

thanks from me too edible, think I will give the boys trousers a go next.

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