Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Make a Pretty Table Runner + Sears Sewing Machine Giveaway!

It's Spring and I am craving beautiful, glorious colour! Lately, I have been putting into action some plans for a fun makeover for our dining/living room area. I have lots to share in upcoming posts {wink} but for now, I want to share with you one small project I finished for our dining area.

As part of my re-decorating plan, I was on the search for a colourful table runner to tie-in with some of the other changes I made in the living room. The few table runners I found were either the wrong colour, or way outside my budget...at $60 and $80 each. So I decided to make a table runner with some beautiful fabric that I found at a fabric store, and as luck would have it, Sears contacted me around the same time to see if I would like to try their Sears Kenmore 50 Stitch Sewing Machine. I was thrilled at the opportunity to be able to create my sewing project with a brand new machine.
So let's get to work on that easy table runner first, shall we?

I chose to make a very simple rectangular runner so that the fabric could shine on it's own.
And can I tell you that I created this table runner for just $12? Yay!

Table Runner
{Finished size approx. 13" x 40"}

Materials Needed:
1/2 metre of fabric {I used a fabric by Valori Wells}
Thread in coordinating colour
Rotary cutter and cutting mat, or scissors

1. Iron fabric.
2. Using rotary cutter and cutting mat, cut fabric to 13~1/4 by 40~1/2". 
3. Using an iron, press a 1/4" seam allowance around entire edge of rectangle. Then fold again and press another 1/4" seam allowance so that the rough edges are tucked in. Then pin baste the pressed edges every 3" to 5" inches, as shown, to hold in place.
4. Take the runner to the sewing machine and carefully sew around all 4 sides of runner using a straight stitch, turning fabric 90 degrees to stitch around corners. Cut threads when done. Finished size is approx. 13" x 40".
5. Press the table runner to remove all wrinkles.
Now stand back and admire the new table runner. 
 I am so happy with my fabulous new budget-friendly $12 table runner.
And let me share some of the wonderful features of my new Sears Kenmore 50 Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine.
This sewing machine was so easy to thread! The machine came with a full-size instruction booklet complete with pictures detailing each step. I had the machine ready for sewing in about 15 minutes.
As I began sewing my project, I found the needle & feed moved the fabric with a very smooth flow and created beautiful stitching to make my project look perfect.
I also love the clear see-thru plate that covers the bobbin which makes it so easy to see how the bobbin thread is doing and when it might need a refill.
 This sewing machine has a computerized panel which makes it easy to make adjustments to stitch length and stitch width, and to access all of the other stitches that this model offers. 
Changing stitches is as easy as gently pressing a few buttons!
This model also offers these options in addition to straight stitch:
Zigszag stitch sewing, utility and decorative stitches, stretch stitches and a one step buttonhole function.
Basically, this Kenmore machine could handle any sewing project that your heart desires.
This machine weighs just under 12 pounds, which makes it easy to take to a sewing class or a friend's house for a project day.
 I have mentioned only a few of the many features of this lovely Kenmore sewing machine, but there are many more!

And right now, Sears has assorted Kenmore Sewing Machines at different price points on sale from now until May 12th,2013.
 just in time for Mother's Day! 
You can visit and learn more HERE.

And guess what else? The kind people at Sears Canada have provided me with a 
Sears Kenmore 50 Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine {Retail Value $349.99}
to give away to 1 lucky reader....just in time for Mother's Day!
So if you have ever dreamed of sewing fun project, now is your chance to enter this fantastic giveaway.

To Enter:
1. You must be 18 years of age and live in Canada to enter.
2. Click the link above & visit the Sears page. Have a quick look at the models for sale and then leave me a COMMENT telling me what you would like to make with a brand new sewing machine. {Please make sure that you leave or are connected to a valid email address.}
3. One winner will be chosen at random to receive a Sears Kenmore 50 Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine, to be mailed to the winner's  home.
4. Giveaway ends Friday, May 10, 2013 at midnight.  One entry per person. Good luck!
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