I loved Donna Kohler's suggestion to make family members a keepsake with the treadle machine from my husband's side of the family. What a relief to finally get the Singer Redeye 66 working again so I could do that.
I started with some nostalgic fabric I thought my mother-in-law would like, and cut a heart shape out of it.
I attached grosgrain ribbon for a hanger.
Once I had stitched and turned the heart in preparation for stuffing it, I also top-stitched for a neater finish. I stuffed the heart and top-stitched the opening.
I was unhappy with some puckering where I had attached the ribbon, so I decided to add embellishment there. I dug into the tin full of vintage buttons that had also come with the sewing machine until I found a couple that seemed perfect. I hope she likes it.
Labels: antique, crafts, frugal, sewing, thrifty, with our own hands