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I'm getting a sewing machine for Christmas. What should I make?

Asked by EmpressPixie (14733points) December 14th, 2008

So I’m about 99.99999999% sure that my mom is giving me a sewing machine for Christmas—we talked about it at length and she sent the appropriate sized box. What should I make? I can sew on it—I used to make stuff on hers, but I just have no idea what to make. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas?

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syz's avatar

A quilt is always a winner.

dynamicduo's avatar

Quilt quilt quilt! I’ve been quilting recently and I love it. You can get quilting kits that come with a ruler, rotary blade, mat, and book often for a discount than buying all the pieces apart. I recommend getting a beginner’s quilting book which will tell you pretty much all you need to know. I am making a quilt based on this free pattern and it’s very fun to do. Highly recommend it, ask any questions you have about it! :)

damien's avatar

Bouncy Castle. Please.

augustlan's avatar

Gifts for next year! Also, things you can donate that will be appreciated by those in shelters, hospitals, etc.

arnbev959's avatar

Are sewing machines common gifts? My mom bought one for my sister too.

My sister has been talking about making dresses.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Go to a fabric store and look through books of patterns. There are books with clothes of all kinds, for men, women, and kids, as well as things like quilts and bedding and purses and such. There are also some crafty things you can do, depending on what you’re into.

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laureth's avatar

I wish I knew how to quilt. They make my creative and recyclish senses tingle.

mangeons's avatar

pillows, blankets, etc. to donate to a homeless shelter or for gifts. :)

tiggersmom's avatar

Sounds like you have experience with a machine, so why don’t you make a dress for your mother to say thank you for the machine? I think she might like that.

seVen's avatar

Pillows for local shelters would be nice.

tiggersmom's avatar

@seVen, great idea, how about stuffed animals for homeless children.

Knotmyday's avatar

Make a banana costume!

Peanut butter jelly! Peanut butter jelly! Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat!

jca's avatar

I can tell you from experience, being a person who knows how to use a machine but does not know how to sew anything too complicated, the easiest things to make are curtains and pillows. curtains can be so expensive when you buy them from a store, and all it is is just a few yards of fabric, or you can use a new sheet, which is already square and hemmed. It’s all straight line sewing, you can get cheap fabric on sale in any fabric section or fabric store, and you can display your stuff and beautify your house at the same time. then once you get used to the machine you can make more complicated stuff.

also pillows are good gifts to make for people – just sew the three sides (for a basic pillow), put in a pillow form and sew up the fourth side. make a pair for someone and they’ll be thrilled.

forestGeek's avatar

Maybe a Hot Air Balloon so you can fly! :)

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