Tuesday, February 17, 2009

sewing success



Week two of my beginning sewing class, and look at what I came home with! Sooo exciting. This is by far the cutest and most professional-looking thing I have ever sewed, and I am so inspired to dive into more sewing projects now. My first time using fusible interfacing, and my first time topstitching (see below). I was terrified every second of stitching it, especially since I chose a print that really didn't allow for a forgiving, blend-in-the-background thread choice. But I did pretty well, if I do say so myself!


Look at me, I'm relatively straight!

We even put in a lining and pocket.


The pattern was soo easy, I left the store with material for a second tote, which I whipped out the next day. It turned out even better than the first! Watch out world, I'm going to become a tote-bag making machine.



I love this print on the vertical ...


Cat inspected and approved.

2 comments:

  1. Oh My gosh! Too cute! Just found ya off another blog....I would totally buy one of your totes! Love the DOTS!
    Giddy

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  2. Thanks, Giddy! I am so in love with the fabric options at my local fabric store--it's really the fabric that makes the bag! :-D

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