Thursday, April 14, 2011

Race for the Cure Projects

This weekend, Indianapolis will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.  I will be participating in the walk, as I have done in the past. The team I am walking with has a lunch after the race with raffles for those who raised certain amounts of money for the team. This year I thought it would be fun to craft something up for a prize. These were my very first projects I did with my sewing machine, so I went with fairly simple projects.

First, I used The Purl Bee's tutorial to make this drawstring bag. I was happy with how it turned out! It took a little longer than the tutorial suggested it would, but I expected that! I had a few mistakes, as in sewing the bag shut - oops! But after my work with the seam ripper, it all worked out. I found this adorable fabric at Hancock Fabric and was super excited to use it.

Then I created a half-apron using Prudent Baby's Fat-Quarter Apron tutorial. This project turned out to be a little more difficult than I had imagined! The problems were caused by the elastic trim I chose to use on the apron. It made me think of the pink boas that breast cancer survivors wear at the parade, so I went with it. I should have stuck with a non-elastic trim, but I had no idea! Luckily, my fellow Mama, Sara, helped me figure it all out and I finally got it finished! I learned a lot about my machine and sewing through the troubles I had with this project, so it ended up being alright.

Lastly, I decorated some plain tea towels I found at Target with some breast cancer awareness fabrics and patterns.  They turned out alright, I like some better than others. My husband says I am too hard on myself and I am just learning and with practice I'll get better. I'm sure he is right, but my perfectionism can get to me at times!

I then grabbed all the goodies, and placed them inside the drawstring bag. I hope the person who wins it enjoys it, as much as I enjoyed making them! I was pretty proud of myself for my sewing work.


  1. Fantastic job! Whoever wins this is very lucky and will be proudly showing off all the cool things inside! Very appropriate and very creative!

  2. Thanks Mom Taylor! I am glad you are enjoying our blog!!

  3. Love it Jennifer, super cute!!