Friday, February 5, 2010

My New Love

I am in serger heaven.

My wonderful husband surprised me with this beauty for my birthday this year, I was SO excited...and SO surprised!! (He tries, but usually isn't very good at surprises) But he definitely got it right this year!
This wonderful machine has been sitting in the box for a month now. For one reason or another I have been too intimidated to actually get it out and use it. But my Mother in Law stopped by the other day and made me open it and showed me how it works. So i finally buckled down, got out the manual, figured out how to thread it, and crossed my fingers that it would work the first time....and it DID!!

And i LOVE it!!!

I loved it so much that i decided to whip up this bag for the portable DVD player we got for Christmas. I used THIS tutorial for a double screen DVD player tote, and just slightly tweaked it to my liking!

It was just a fluke that i had fabric very similar to the one she used in her tutorial, but i love the way it turned out!

There are a two big pockets in it to separate the two screens so they don't get scratched. And i added a big pocket for DVD's and even made some pockets for DVD's that don't have a case. You can't really see it but there is a velcro pocket in there too for all the cords and plug ins and whatnot.

Here it is all filled up and ready to go, with Nemo and Dora in tow.

TA DA!!! I am thinking I will make a little diaper bag for Chloe to put all of her doll stuff in that she loves to carry around, using the same tutorial.

It wasn't very hard, ok it was kind of hard but only because i had a screaming toddler holding onto my leg the whole time! (she is teething) So i expect everyone to go and make one for themselves!! you can come over and use my serger if you want!! ;)


Tina Heggie said...

Um, we are not related. I suck at everything. Haha I am THOROUGHLY impressed. Surge me a new dress!

Suz said...

Good for you Jenn....when will my dvd bag be ready? We both know I won't be making one. One question tho, did you actually thread it yourself or just pull it through? lol

Teresa, Trav, and Austin said...

Can you make me a nice diaper bag? :) I can't find ANY I like that don't cost and arm and a leg. I dont want to pay like $140 for a daiper bag, but thats all I can find that I like. Maybe I picky?

kelsey said...

i'm coming over right now. so super jealous of the serger!

kyleandtaryn said...

Okay, you are SO talented missy! Spread some of that talent my way please. I got a sewing machine for my birthday from Kyle last year, and I'm SO intimidated by it. I want to get crafty and do a bunch of projects, but then I end up in a staring contest with me and the machine. It wins, I cover it up, and find something else to do that doesn't scare me. Blast. Well, at least you've motivated me, I think I'll try it again this week sometime.

Becky said...

That is AWESOME!! I want one!