I’ve been sewing up a storm lately and loving every minute of it. I started off with a few simple projects I knew would make perfect gifts for some friends of mine who came into town a few weekends ago.
Last week, I followed Bella Dia’s awesome tutorial for making a travel tissue holder:
Notice the tiny holder on the right. I misread the pattern the first time (college degree ≠ smart) and made the holder half the size it should’ve been. Oops! Thankfully I got it right on my second try.
Feeling chuffed with the enormity of my prolific sewing accomplishments, I decided to try Carrie’s tutorial for making a cutie one-handle tote with a loop closure. It took several hours and multiple pinpricks to my delicate digits but I’m very pleased with the results:
Yay! I cannot tell you the satisfaction I’ve derived from what is basically a minor achievement but I’m just sew so excited that I can actually so sew, even though I have lots more to learn.
P.S. My Mom always told me that properly ironing your fabrics is just as important as the sewing and I understand why now. I rarely iron clothes so I just have an old, crappy iron and it is not cuttin’ it for my sewing projects. Anyone know of a good iron to try?