Gifts for the Sewing Enthusiast: A Bit of History

by This is Carrie on March 11, 2010

My mom strikes again as one of the best gift-givers ever.

For my birthday in February, not only did she find me that cool, tin sewing sign, she gave me this length of hand-tatted trim that was given to her by a coworker right before she married my dad over 50 years ago. The co-worker had intended my mom to use it on something for her first baby, but she never did, instead passing it onto me, her last “baby” with a sweet note added to the original envelope.

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amanda March 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Wow. Tatting. I think of that as one of those things I’ll do when I’m old and immobile. It’s so pretty!

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Beth March 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

Oh wow! I’m a novice tatter myself (finally learned shuttle tatting this past fall after being intimidated and sticking with needle tatting for ages… wish I hadn’t waited so long, it’s so easy– if anyone sees this and is interested, I loved the book and DVD combination in “Learn to Tat”), so how exciting to see that. Love the pattern, and what a sweet story to go with it.

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KathiD March 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm

No wonder you turned out so good.

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lilly metzler March 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I want the directions for turning tees into baby gown. Those are so cute…..PLEASE HELP. I love this site.

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This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
March 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm

You can find all the tutorials listed under the tutorial tab on the left sidebar. Here is the direct link to the Rockin Baby Gown.

http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2008/08/tutorial-t-shirt-to-newborn-gown/

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