Sunday, April 26, 2009

(Almost) Good As New

Our duvet cover had a huge, gaping rip right at the seams. Hubs said, buy a new one, but the sentimental side of me couldn't bear to throw it away. After all, I've had it for at least 6 or 7 years.

I am not a sewer. In fact, I couldn't even remember the last time I sewed something. But yesterday, I scrambled up the one needle and the one spool of black thread we have in the house and started sewing. I had a rip to fix!

Oh dear, I was horrible. I had trouble sewing in a straight line!

I started with simple single stitches, then hubs showed me his "double-whip-stitch" technique of looping back to make it more sturdy. Then I realized that I was going to run out of thread so I started doing single stitches again. Finally at the end, with some thread leftover, I went backwards and "double-whip-stitched" until I finished the thread.

It was a one big, hot mess.

But, at the end, the huge, gaping rip is gone. And when I flip the duvet right-side out, the imperfect handiwork is completely hidden. Crisis averted.

I fixed something! I felt so accomplished!

Now I can get a couple more years out of my beloved duvet.

My next project: make my own skirts and dresses!

7 comments:

  1. congrats on sewing the duvet back together! that's a very wonderful feeling! :D

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  2. Oh I loved sewing and remember being just as proud when I made my Little Red Riding Hood and apron from scratch. Too bad I haven't really had time for that recently. Congrats to you :)

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  3. You are so crafty! I can't even so a button on!

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  4. You're a rock star! I can't sew for the life of me.

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  5. I can't even thread a needle.

    I really like the new look photobar at the top of your blog!

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  6. Queen Size PleaseApril 27, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Hmmm....I was hoping we could get rid of the thing by now. I keep telling Suggy that the blanket is too small for the size of the bed. But since it's summer and all, I guess we can keep it around for another few months before the chilly winters return. Then I'll carefully tear some more holes in the thing until we get a new one. =]

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  7. Echo to the "Intense Guy"'s comment..love the new look of your photobar!

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