Over the past few posts I've been revealing and counting down the final chapter of my Project Sewing 101 learn to sew book. Today is a very special day, because this is the absolute last project I needed to complete in order to finish the book!
That means that I've sewn 34 projects total! I'm pretty excited about this step, and have vowed to continue my sewing education through 2013 in a more targeted way. More on that later, but now, on to today's project, a baby blanket:
There was nothing all that special or particularly hard about this project, so it was kind of a nice one to end on. It basically involved cutting out two rectangles of fabric, sewing them right sides together, flipping them inside out, ironing it flat, and then finishing it with the blanket embroidery stitch all the way around.
I really liked embroidering the edges. It was kind of therapeutic to sit down, watch two movies back to back with a glass of wine and knock it out in one night. Perhaps the most exciting part of this whole chapter was that now I get to carefully fold and pack away these three projects (blanket, burp cloth, and bib) for my own future offspring. Pretty neat!
What's next? I'll definitely outline my sewing goals and projects for the year soon, but just to give you a sneak peak: You may have noticed that I've launched Project Sewing 201, in the form of a new tab in the header of this blog. Click on the tab, or the link above to read a blurb about my plans and see my first already completed project in this series!