Now that the holidays are over, here is what I sewed for Christmas presents. Everything was made from scraps in my stash.
Wallet When Folded
I used one of my wallets for the pattern for this card holder for Dad. I forgot that this wallet isn't quite long enough to hold a dollar bill, so I decided to call it a card holder. I interfaced both the denim and the sheeting to give the item some substance. Dad is one of those people who enjoy receiving pictures as presents and is constantly asking to take my picture, so I included a picture of myself in one of the pockets.
Yellow Tank with Green Ribbons on the Shoulders
For Mom, I modified my basic t-shirt pattern and made a layering tank. She was in need of solid layering pieces to go under her patterned shirts and she enjoys bright colors. I added green ribbon to the shoulder seam to add some unobtrusive adornment.
For Sister, I made a cowl scarf, following Zoe's instructions. I didn't have enough material, so I only used the measurements of one rectangle instead of two. The scarf is large enough to drape over the head, but too short to twist and wrap. The fabric was leftovers from the lining of a cape I made her several years ago.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.