The sewing calendar 2010 project

Tutorial by Sarah Mikkelsen
blog: mysparetime/

I’m late for this project : my son was sick and I didn’thave time to work on it earlier. My son is actually still sick, so I had to take a day off from work. I did this project during his nap and I did it for him !

I was not as careful as Sarah was: I didn’t sew the ribbons first. I just pined them on the first fabric, put the second one on top and sewed everything together, on the wrong side. I just left an opening, returned to the right side and removed the pins. Finally, I seamed all over again and that’s it !

Here are the pictures :

the preparation:


and the result :

the result !
result !

What do you think? The pattern will match the stuffed animal (elephant) I did for my baby a few months ago 😉


Tutoria; by lauren Brand, goody-goody

I’m very busy at work right now so this was the perfect project : three minutes total … I have a witness, who even accepted to be my model to present the result of this project!

So, without any more comment (what else to say?)

, the pictures !

preparation :


result :


what do you think ?

Tutorial by Kathy beymer

Here is another project ! Quick, simple and nice result ! I didn’t need any invitation but I found a way to transform the project into something working for me 😉 I changed my mind between the beginning of the process and the final result …

Picture of the preparation :


And here here the result, with a totally different pattern :

the result !

it was a nice experience, however, I’m not sure I would create sewn invitations for a wedding : it would probably take too much time …. I mean, I did some custom invitations for my wedding, it took me forever …

By the way, I love the website : lots of nice ideas !

Tutorial by Kristen Couse

Ok, Ok. I will be short … I didn’t like the project on paper. I tried, without any motivation, and the result looks bad .. of course. So far the worst project I ever did.

Don’t make fun of me, I will still put the pictures on …

The preparation :


The result : I didn’ t even finish the edges …. The mat is now in the garage, waiting for  me to decide when to trash it …


March will be a difficult month… I’m not inspired by the projects. I mean, I know that’s it’s impossible to be thrilled by every single project, but still … March projects look boring / useless and  I don’t think I will enjoy working on them.

Here is the list :

– recycled bath mat : I actually just finished it ….. just one word : Crap !

– Sewn invitations : yeah … we already had a card for Valentine’ Day .. Not to mention that I don’t have any invitation to send …

– Bow tie Hair clip : I have a baby boy, not girl … This one might still be funny though …

– Snuggly Ribbon Blanket : useless for me … and I don’t really like the look …

– Robot Doll Pocket Pillow : I already messed up the matyroshka doll …This project is pretty much the same but instead of a doll, it’s a robot …

– Ric Rac Dahlia Brooch: is it a sewing project or a craft project? seriously …

– Fabric Basket : ok, this one ay be the best of the month ! I can’t wait !

– Shower cap : ok, joker …. Not sure I’m interested in this one … at all …

I can’t wait being in April !

Tutorial by Missy Ballance

End of February !! I already accomplished 15% of the calendar !! This project did not really inspire me … I dont know anyone who would need a tooth fairy pillow, so  I wasn’t highly motivated …. I’m not sure about the result, but I did it, and that’s the main point !

The pillow doesn’t look like a fluffy pillow : I don’t have anything to stuff anymore. I used some batting instead.

Here are the pictures:

preparation :


result :


What do you think?

Tutorial by : Jana P. Nielso
Blog :

My son is beyond pacifiers during the day. He is just using one to sleep.  So, I was quite concerned about this project … Then I found another use for this pouch : it will be my key pouch ! I am always trying to find my keys, always forgetting some of them (work or car or home …) … I feel like this will soon be a situation that won’t happen again!

The tutorial was easy to follow and super quick: I think I needed more time to choose the fabric than to sew the pieces together. I didn’t use vinyl though, since I won’t use the pouch for pacifiers.

I like the result, I think it will be useful 🙂

And now the pictures :

preparation :


result :


What do you think?

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