January 10, 2013

My Christmas tree skirt has Star Wars, Marvel comics, Superman, and more

Yes, I'm aware Christmas was a few weeks ago. No, it is not going to stop me from posting a picture of the tree skirt I made. When I put up my little artificial tree, it was lacking... something. Normally I just throw a spare blanket around the bottom and call it a day, but I decided I needed a geeky tree skirt. I went to Etsy, and the only one I turned up had a giant Imperial cog and that was not happening in my house. But then, I had a realization.

I know how to sew now!

My friend Kimi had the patience to show another friend and I the basics and help us make skirts. She taught me about measuring, cutting fabric, sewing it together, hems, and she introduced me to the magical wonder that is bias tape. I had a mini sewing machine, I just needed the right geeky fabric and I could figure it out. This is what I had been trained for!

I got fabric (all of it is from JoAnn's - they have a terrific selection of licensed stuff), bias tape, better thread, and dove in. I used my round dining room table as my pattern base. I wanted my skirt to be a little smaller so I got some scrap fabric, measured, and used a pencil and string to draw my circle. I cut out my pattern fabric and folded it up so that I had 16 sections. I measured the section and cut out 16 pieces of fabric. Yeah, kid stuff but I felt so smart to be sewing something all by myself. Like the queen of sewing.

The next day I pinned and sewed and pinned and sewed some more, and the skirt actually looked like it did in my head. Every step went swimmingly - I even successful wound the bobbin - but before I got to sewing the trim on the outer edge of the fabric, my sewing machine mysteriously stopped working. It just kept getting tangled near the bobbin. I tried to fuss with it in case it was me winding the bobbin that screwed it up, but I couldn't figure out the problem. And since it was December 23rd and I wanted the skirt done, I attached the bias tape with my friend Stitch Witchery. Tada:
I'm pleased with how it turned out, and I might go back next year and add a backing and properly sew the bottom - if I fix my sewing machine by then.

6 comments:

  1. Impressive, Amy, most impressive! Thanks for sharing your geeky creation with us! And belated welcome to the world of sewing; where you can geek-out almost anything you can sew! Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you!
      I can see that it's a much bigger world than I thought it was. :)

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  2. اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

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  3. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بمكة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بينبع
    شركة نقل عفش بالخرج
    شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم

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