So one year for Christmas my mother gave me a brand new sewing machine of my own. Months went by and then years...2 to be exact before I even unboxed it. I was very intimidated and just figured it would be one of the things I wanted to try but one I would fail at.
I took it out of the box one day and just decided it was the day to conquer my fears of this machine. I actually followed the instructions (this is a rare thing for me...I usually just jump in and try to figure it out) It was very simple to say the least! I was pleasantly surprised. There was absolutely no cussing going on in my craft room!!
My first use of the machine was on paper. Then spending time on pinterest as I always do spark another side of sewing I didn't think I would ever venture into. I really wanted to make a cute little scrap bag for my desk for when I am paper piecing and working on things. So I started looking into that and caught some weird bug in the process!
Then it was felt projects I started seeing alot of and loved them. I have one coming up for Timeless Twine that I didn't use a machine but I handstitched and am trying to also learn to do those stitches better. I made a pattern for what I wanted to make on my own! So stay tuned for that on the 26th.
So anywhooo while getting into pinning I came across this adorable hedgehog that was a pin cushion and decided I had to have it. Pattern arrived on Monday and Penny the Hedgehog was born!
Felt and fleece is a difficult thing for me to get used to sewing because it moves at times. The pieces on the hedgehog were kinda small for a beginner like myself and going around the curves but all in all its not bad for a newbie and I will accept the flaws and learn from them. I also made a puppy coat for a friend that I am also sharing in this post.
I purchased the the pattern for the hedgehog here at SHABBY FABRICS.