Saturday, December 3, 2011

The $175 baby blanket

Thanks to Pinterest I'm often finding projects online and thinking to myself, "I could do that if I had a sewing machine."

After convincing John that this was going to save us money in the long run we bought our first sewing machine and tonight I made my first baby blanket!  Please note- this may look really nice in the picture but in person you can totally tell I'm a novice :) 

The problem is that while I could teach myself to do clothing alterations/repairs, curtain making, etc I keep finding "cute baby stuff" to make for all my friends and family that are having babies- which isn't exactly the money saving route John wanted me to take with this new machine.  (he should have seen this coming) 

So....all in all, machine, thread, scissors, fabric, batting, fountain pop to keep me focused this one blanket set us back about $175.  Totally worth it right?  :)

If you're interested I used this tutorial I found via Pinterest