Working through the last few months of pregnancy gets a little more challenging as time goes on. I have a little less energy, a little less patience, and a little more stress every day. At least it feels that way sometimes!
While I’m on the road for work, I daydream about ambitious craft projects and what I’m going to work on when I get home. But oftentimes, all I’m up for when I finally get there is catching up on Modern Family and eating pumpkin whoopie pies (‘tis the season!).
I found myself in a little bit of a crafty funk recently – and the best medicine was a quick, gratifying sewing project. These pacifier clips did the trick in spades.
These were so easy to make that I breezed through ten in almost no time. And now we’ll never, ever lose a pacifier, right?
I learned a few new things while working on this project. Number one, how to do a rolled hem on my serger, which I’ve never attempted before. Number two, how to irreparably break my 20 year old serger. *sigh* A metal piece in the internal mechanism snapped off, and now it won’t do a regular serge stitch. Oh, well… guess I have something to ask Santa for. Third, this was the first time I ever used Fray Check. Where has this stuff been all my life? It is perfect for taming the errant little threads that inevitably result from a serged/rolled edge.
All of the fabric was from my stash. From the top: forest friends, map of Manhattan, E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES, US states & capitals, bias stripes, and additional forest friends.
Rounded out with a blueprint fabric, gray with white flowers, a sushi print, and Christmas trees. Our little guy is due very early in January, but it never hurts to be prepared…