Monday, February 20, 2012

diving into the world of sewing

I have a sewing machine, and it just sits there. Occasionally it gets used if I make and ornament, but for the most part it sits quietly tucked away in a cabinet patiently waiting for me to play with her.

Well today I meet a girlfriend at our local quilt store, I was initially looking for just a fat quarter of fabric. But then she showed me a cool pattern for a reversible tote bag. So I started hunting for some cool fabrics to make the tote.

I decided on a yard each of these fabrics. And some SULKY thread to sew with. What do you think?
From A Stitchers Ramblings

Bothe green and the purple have hints of gold. I am excited but a tad nervous I've never sewed anything other than a flanged pillow.. Wish me luck :)

P.S The ever so Kind Jennifer from Feathers in the Nest is having a drawing for a pair of TESSA scissors. I am posting on my blog in hopes that I win hehe! Good luck!


  1. Good luck with your project! The colors are pretty and look very spring-like.

  2. Woo! Great fabbies and thread. Cant wait to see what you turn it into!

  3. If I may suggest, practicing sewing the bag with other fabric (unwanted, ugly fabric) so that the nice stuff isn't ruined. I don't know how complicated the pattern is, but if its simple, you might be able to sew it up in one day and then do it properly with the the nice fabric another day. The fabrics are lovely and I just love Sulky threads too! Good luck!

    1. Chris, That is a great idea!! Thank you. The pattern is fairly simple but a couple people commented that the pattern is not very clear :/


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