Monday, January 31, 2011

Easy Tote Bag

About a year ago I bought Cute Stuff by Aranzi Aronzo.  I LOVE this book.  All the projects are easy to follow.  It gives you directions with dimensions needed and directions on how to change the pattern if you want it bigger or smaller.

I run a sewing club after school for students grade 3-7.  I made this tote bag tonight in about an hour.  I think this will be a great project for them.  I'll post pics of their projects when they are done.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Big Project

So, I've only really been sewing for about a year.  I have always have a pattern and instructions.  I decided I wanted to make a purse for my next project.  I searched for a pattern that I liked, but couldn't find one.  A year ago, my friend Ember was getting rid of some of her stuff.  She gave me this awesome purse (sorry no photo).  It was the perfect size and fit nicely over my shoulder.  So one day, on a whim, I decided to rip it all apart and use it as a pattern.  Here is the final product.  It is NOT perfect (again, no directions) but, I think it turned out alright.


I think the back may become the front.  I like it a lot better than the front.

Inside Zipper Pocket

Inside Slip Pocket

Detail of Strap


New Goodies

I placed an order from a Korean website last week.  Here are some pictures of the goodies I ordered.  They should keep me busy for a while.

I found this fabric with Dala Horses on in.  I think I'm going to use it to make gifts for some special people :)

 I love this double sided fabric.  I think I'm going to let my sewing club girls make pouches out of it.

In Korea, when you buy something they give you "service".  Service is a free gift.  Below are some items that I received as service for my fabric order.  They are REALLY nice pieces of fabric.  I wish they did this in The States!

I found these adorable zippers for my mom.  Not the cheapest items I ordered, but I think they're worth it.

I found these zippers at the local sewing store.  I can't believe that they were so cheap.  They varied by length $1-$1.50.

Little Sewing Pouches

Well, the other weekend I bought a new Korean sewing book.  I decided to try out a pattern for a little pouch.  I'm pretty happy with the results.

This is my favorite one.  I just LOVE the little charm on the zipper.  Check out the detail of the fabric.  It is too cute!