Saturday, February 7, 2015

Project 52 {Week 3 & 4}

Hey guys! My Project 52 is coming along nicely. I have managed to keep my resolution thus far and am posting my projects as I finish them on the Project 52 Facebook page {I would love it if you would join me there!}.

I wanted to share with you the projects that I've finished so far!

For week 3, I made a pillow case with an invisible zipper. I have had this pillow cut out for about half a year and am just now getting around to sewing it up. That's slightly embarrassing. It's crazy how many projects I've started and haven't finished. So, if nothing else, my craft room will cleaned of all the half-finished items laying around once Project 52 is over!

The project for week 4 was designing, making the pattern for, and sewing up crib rail bumpers for my sister's sweet baby girl, who is arriving in March. Instead of traditional bumpers, she wanted crib rail bumpers but she couldn't find a pattern that she liked. So, we made up our own!

{This picture is one of the side bumpers being modeled on my daughter's crib. We had to model it on the front because my sister's crib is a bit bigger than mine and it wouldn't fit exactly.}

We attached the bumpers to the crib by making our own loops and ribbons.

For an extra bit of sparkle, we edged the bumpers with gold piping and it looks amazing! I wasn't sure if it would be worth the effort {or if it would be noticeable} but it adds so much to the bumpers and I am so glad we decided to use them! We also used contrasting fabric to make a ruffle along the bottom edge and added a bit of girly-girl by also using pleated lace, which I LOVE. It turned out so cute!


We backed the bumpers with padded quilted fabric and added an additional layer of cotton batting to make them even softer for that sweet baby head.

We are all thrilled with how the bumpers turned out and I plan on posting a tutorial, so if you would like to make your own, keep your eyes out for that post!

I am loving this resolution so far and am so glad that I have a little bit of a push to get me sewing every week!

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