January Sewing Plans

Since I’m currently on my summer holiday away from my sewing machine, I thought I would just do a post about the three projects I have planned for the end of January. This is just patterns with no fabric plans yet, but when I get back to Australia I will post about the fabrics I want to use for these.

 

1. Toaster Sweater #2 – Sew House Seven

 

This is the first pattern in the #Sewmystyle project and from looking over the pattern, it seems like it will be quick enough to make at the end of January. This will be my first time sewing with a knit fabric so I’m a bit nervous about doing it.

I was planning on doing some of the patterns in #sewmystyle out of order to better match the seasons in Australia, but since I really like the look of this jumper, I thought I would make it now so that if it doesn’t work out there will be lots of time to sew another one for winter.

 

2. Plantain T-shirt – Deer and Doe

This is a free pattern from Deer and Doe and it looks like a nice everyday t-shirt. I want to find a good t-shirt pattern that I can use multiple times as a basic part of my wardrobe, and this will be the first one I try. I’ll definitely start this in January but I’m not sure if I’ll finish it.

 

3. Crochet Panda Pillow

This one is not exactly a sewing project (although I am planning on hand sewing a zipper into it), but since it is crafty I thought I would include it. One of my good friends is moving to china for a year and I thought I would make her a circular cushion cover in the shape of a panda as a going away gift. Since learning to knit and crochet I have loved making gifts for people. I often struggle to think of things to buy for people so I find that making something simple like a scarf or a cushion cover that has some practical use is much easier . It also makes the gifts seem a lot more meaningful 🙂

 

I hope you liked seeing what I have planned for the end of January 🙂 Let me know if you have any advice for any of these projects.

 

xx Alice