Sunday, June 3, 2012

Adventures in Sewing!

Happy Sunday, everyone :)

My adventure actually began yesterday, when I went to garage sales with Abbey and Autumn. Unfortunately, it poured all day. Almost all of the sales we went to were outside, and I felt awful for the sellers. Some had plastic or tarps over their tables, but most of the wares were wet anyway.

After the garage sales, we went to JoAnn Fabrics and I think all three of us left inspired! We found some great sewing books and adorable fabrics! I picked out a little bag to make from this book:

this is such a fun book! I love all the patterns in it :) once my sewing skills improve, there's an awesome knitting bag I want to sew!

So last night I dug through grandma's sewing box and found coordinating yarn and made sure I had all the materials. And this morning (before my first cup of coffee no less!) I got down to business!

Eeep! I'm sewing!!!

Woo hoo! I learned a lot just from making this little purse: how to thread a bobbin, how to change the little sewing foot (I had to use a zipper foot). And my iron actually made a rare appearance.

Eeep! I did it! First time actually sewing something useful! I even had to add thread to a bobbin and switch to a zipper foot :)

Tah-da!! I am tickled with this bag!!! It's lined with a different fabric too :) 

This is just what I need, another hobby! Ha! This adventure has given me so much more confidence with using a sewing machine and sewing in general. I am sure there will be more posts about sewing :)