Friday, October 12, 2012

Sew Cute!

There was a great sale on on sewing machines, something that I've been wanting for a long time, so while my in-laws were here, my mother-in-law ordered it for me as an early Christmas gift!

I haven't really sewn anything since grade school (thank you Lutheran Girl Pioneers!), so I definitely needed to brush up on my basic sewing skills. I spent a night practicing all the different stitches, threading the bobbin and needle, etc. 

Finally, it was time to get something made! I saw this chevron fabric at HobLob, and loved it. My first thought was that it would make a cute bag. After searching Pinterest I found this tutorial. It seemed basic and was easy to follow, and felt fairly confident I could tackle it. 

Here it is!! 

It is FAR from perfect, I had a Tim Gunn "make it work" moment when my measurements were off, and I had to use the seam ripper a couple of times, but I did it. And I'm pretty proud of myself. 

Isn't it pretty? And it's functional! Double bonus!! 
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  1. WOW !!!! I am so impressed and how cute too.
    Nice job.

  2. Whoo-hoo! Super cute! Isn't it fun making your own things?