Monday, March 23, 2009

Mama made::




These cute re-purposed t-shirt pants from this awesome book, with my super old 1908 Singer sewing machine. It looks pretty cool but seriously I need a machine that can do more than the one stitch( it doesn't even stitch backward) and does not weigh a thousand pounds. My coming birthday is this July. (hint hint hubby!)

Peace

7 comments:

Farida said...

eih da bravo 3aliki i'm soo proud of you!! yala ed3ili i want to make two, one for each twin insha'Allah.

Yasmine said...

keep it up girl..InshAllah you get a new machine from your hubby...

lauren said...

Beautiful machine! Is it electric? It's my machine's mama :)

The pants are super cute too. I need to get started sewing clothes. I have a lot of fabric for skirts but have never taken the time to experiment with sewing knits. Did you need to know anything in particular?

Muslim Hippie said...

Thank you girls!

Lauren-the machine is surprisingly electric, I took it to our local fabric store and they checked the model and told me it's a 1908 machine, I was pretty shocked!
They also told me it won't sew knits, but I tried anyway, and it was hard but it worked.
I have no idea how to sew knits, they're tricky 'cause they stretch so I put that in mind when I stitched. There's this wonderful book about sewing knits that professional sewers recommend here's the link http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Home-Stretch-Sewing-Fabrics/dp/0316118370/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237916818&sr=1-1

UmmLayla said...

I love the pants!!! ,d I have another title for you. "The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book" originally printed in 1971 and reprinted in '08. It's cool either way you find it because the reprint is basically the same. It has a very fun hippy down with the man make your own kinda tone. I think you'd like it!

UmmLayla said...

Oh, BTW I learned on that very machine!!!LOL

Muslim Hippie said...

Umm Layla- I checked out the book you recommended on Amazon and it looks like something I could use. I really like the reviews. Thank you!