I did use the walking foot this afternoon though. One of my best friends from high school and his wife are expecting their first child this fall and my husband and I are going out to visit them next week- and Southern girls never show up empty handed.
Behold, the beginnings of their gift! Homemade bibs for their soon-to-be little one. The fabric on the right was just too perfect- Pat loves cars, planes, and skydiving (hoping he gives that one up now that he is going to be a daddy!)
I had made bibs before when I found out Angie was expecting baby Sam, but of course I found a tutorial on Pinterest that I wasn't smart enough to actually pin. "I'll just search again the next time I need it" #famouslastwords Thankfully I mentioned how I made it on my other, family website. Just two pieces of fabric with terrycloth sandwiched in between.
For these I decided to put denim on the backs, mostly so the two bibs would kind of tie together.
On the left here is a finished bib (except for the Velcro closure which still needs to be sewn on) and on the right is the fabric before being sewn. It always surprises me how much the bibs shrink after sewing, flipping, and top stitching. Turning those ends right-side-out was not easy! Thankfully I found a chopstick in my kitchen drawer to help. I had never tried that trick before, but it was really helpful. So much so that the chopstick now lives in my sewing room :)