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August 02, 2008

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Alice

Eek! How cute! I'm not entering to win but I thought I'd comment and tell you anyways. :P
My very first sewing project was a nine-patch pillow. I saw the project in a Little House book and tried it... Ended up stuffing it with cloth scraps so it wasn't exactly soft. lol.

Mary Jenkins

my first sewing project was in junior high.. and it was a pair of awful hawaain print shorts, but iwas so proud of them at the time!

Kristy Erickson

I think I was in 6th grade and my best friend and I made matching shorts with neon print colors to wear to outdoor school. The next time after camp that I wore them to school, the seat ripped completely out! How embarrasing especially for a 12 year old!! LOL

Karen

What a cute pin cushion! If I remember correctly,my granny helped me make a pillow. I havent done any sewing in a long time but just bought some cloth to make some Christmas gifts. So a pin cushion would be great about the time I get started! I cant believe Ive never had one. Anyways thanks for such a great giveaway.
Blessings, Karen

Susan Cahill

I beleive my first sewing project was napkins made when I was a Brownie. I remember they were blue and had a little embroidery on them but not much more about them. I remember making barbie clothes with scraps but I didn't use a sewing machine until I was 13.
Thanks for taking me down memory lane, I haven't thought about my early sewing attempts for years.
Sue Cahill

Victoria

These are so cute! Even if I don't win one, I am so going to make one!

My very first project was a quilt that my mom helped me make when I was like 14.

Kimberly L

Let's see, if my memory serves me right my first sewing project was a tote that I made in Home Economic's. Or at least it started out being a tote. It ended up being more like a sak.(ha,ha) Even 'attempted' to put a zipper in it.

EdithSonger

The first thing I ever sewed was a pair of slippers. I think I was 6 or 7 years old and I did it all by myself with a huge needle, yarn, and the flimsiest junk fabric that my mom let me have. They lasted about two days. I was so proud of them.
Now I don't even have a sewing machine, can you believe it? I'm too nervous to buy one because the first one I chose for myself was complete junk. Any recommendations?

EdithSonger

The first thing I ever sewed was a pair of slippers. I think I was 6 or 7 years old and I did it all by myself with a huge needle, yarn, and the flimsiest junk fabric that my mom let me have. They lasted about two days. I was so proud of them.
Now I don't even have a sewing machine, can you believe it? I'm too nervous to buy one because the first one I chose for myself was complete junk. Any recommendations?

Chimge

I just love reading what project you are doing next. These cushions are cute. But, I just wanted to tell you what I did as my first sewing experience: I made a skirt when I was in 6th grade - we learned to measure and make patterns in HomeEc class so I did! It was beautiful too - I wore it for a while - it was a bit tight though - because I cut the fabric too close to the pattern! I sew pretty good but I just am not good at being creative myself - so I usually follow patterns or fix up already made stuff... Wonder if I can learn to create new stuff?!

Elizabeth M.

My first sewing project was in class in junior highschool and I made a rust colored cordoroy purse. It seems like that was a big undertaking for me now that I think about it. I don't even remember how it turned out and I'm not sure if I even ever used it??

I was a little miffed at you at first when I saw you were going to give up that pincushion because I'm just so sentimental and I wanted you to keep it for memory's sake. Then I scrolled down and saw those new square pincushions you were referring to and all was immediately forgiven. I can't even blame you a bit. They are absolutely adorable!

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Elizabeth

Sunny

First sewing project was in 7th grade. We made duffle bags! With zippers and all! I still can't believe that I made it. I am sure that I wouldn't be able to do it today!

Joy Turner

Gotta love homemade stuff by you Shelly! My first sewing project was when I was in 4H back in the day. I took a short sewing class - none of which I remember then I sewed a skirt and then modeled it in a fashion show. It was fun and the skirt was so cute - kind of like the skirts I now can make for Anne.

jenny fowler

that old one of yours looks like my mom's old pincushion. it had a little strawberry dangling from the top. my first sewing project was a little pincusion (for my mom) made of flannel precious moments fabric. well i haven't done much sewing since. but i would like to try embroidering which is close to sewing isn't it? you did a fabulous job on your new pin cushies! :)

CoconutKate

I have one of those tomato pin cushions! It looks almost exactly like your picture too. I never thought of a square one, but I sure wish I had! My first sewing project was probably when I was about 10 or 11 and decided to make a pillow and blankets for my sister's dolls. My mom let me use scraps and go to town on whatever came to me! I loved the freedom she gave me without "hovering", however I think she wishes I had inherited some of her perfectionist traits. :0)

Anjuli Fry

Those are so cute! I am going to have to try that tutorial!! Thanks for the inspirations.

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