Friday, February 27, 2009

My First Sewing Project! (Yes it's fitness related!)

I just finished my first sewing project. The only thing that I have used that sewing machine for before this was fixing seems on my pants. I was so excited that I took pics of most of the process. Which I am now going to share with all of you. I promise that this is fitness related.

I made heat/ice packs!

Simple beginnings. Plain cotton cut into the shape that I wanted for my packs. By the way, how coolio is my sewing machine?

I made two, one filled with rice for M-I-L Marj, and one filled with navy beans for M-I-L Mary. I just love those two.

Sewn and filled and ready for some pretty covers. (with a cameo appearance from my stool)

This cover is for Mary! It's so soft and pretty!

This one will be for Marj!

She loves wine! Or should I say, "She LOVES wine!!!!!!!!!" I thought this was perfect!

Blurry process shot.

Pretty pins. Pastel! I am such a girl!

Two great gifts for two wonderful people. These are so easy to make and they are great for athletes like my fav runner Mary. You can heat them up in the microwave or put them in the freezer for a cold pack! Plus you can make them in about any shape you want. I even made these removable covers so they could be easily washed. Want to try this yourself? Check out this site for some instructions.

Happy Training,
Love Jenn


L.A. Daze said...

These look so cool! I bet you can sell them on Etsy!

Emily said...

Cool! That's a great idea... way cheaper than purchasing hot/cold packs. And they're pretty, too! :) I don't own a sewing machine, although it'd ROCK if I did... I could hem my own pants and quilt and do lots of fun stuff. Oh well. I could try hand-sewing a cold-pack, but I don't know if it'd work. The stitches would have to be teeny.

carla said...

I wish i were crafty at all.

Ive tried :) Im not.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Nice job. Your instructions on how to DIY seem idiot proof, too.

But I'm still no gonna try it because no idiot-proofing can stop me in my mission to be an idiot. I'm THAT good at it.

Nice try, though.

Shanna said...

Very cool... I wish I was that crafty!! =)

Xenia said...

Very cool! You're so crafty.