So, I'm back from my litte trip. I had a wonderful time. I learned so much, and Donna helped me out with a lot. So, onto the photos!!
Night 1: After dinner, Donna and I set off on a pattern I had purchased earlier in the day. It was for a purse. I love it! I was hoarding this certain fabric, and I'm glad I waited to use it, because it definitely came in handy this weekend. It's so many outrageous colors, but I like how bright it is. I think it'll make a nice purse for Spring. :)
Things learned from project: pleating. Proper use of interfacing. How to properly read and use a pattern. How to insert a lining into a purse.
Day 2 was a big day. I decided I wanted to make a change purse to match my purse. I just wanted it to be something to hold my girly stuff. So, I created this! I didn't use a pattern at all.
Things learned from project: How to insert a zipper. This is where I began to perfect my lining of purses. :)
I also made a sewing machine cover that day. I just measured my machine, and then constructed it. I used leftover fabric from my ottoman.
And, Seth told me before I left that I was supposed to make him something. Not knowing what to make, I eventually decided on a zombie pillow. Almost all of it is fleece, except for the blood and the blue in the eyes, that's suede.
Things learned from project: Applique. You can use ANYTHING in the house to create a pattern. The eyes were traced from cups, and the middle of the eye was from a jar of paint. :)
He was loved by all. Seth loves him as well. I was very proud of him since he was my first applique project. :)
Next up that day-seriously I was sewing all day!- was a thread catcher. I've seen these on Craftster before, I've just never made one. I've also perfected my linings here as well. The pin cushion is filled with rice. I also made another one, but didn't get a picture of it. Donna requested one before I left, so I had to whip up another one. :)
I was running out of inspiration the next day. I was online for a while, just walking around, but I couldn't think of much else to do. So, as I was staring at my sewing machine, covered in it's new cover, I got my inspiration.
This is my first plushie, although it's so big, it's more of a pillow. I LOVE him. Seth thinks I should make more to sell on Etsy. He was a really quick project, but I do love him now. :)
After that, I was on a roll, and decided to make more of a set for my purse. So, I constructed a cell phone holder. This is where I learned how to make a button hole on my machine! It buttons conveniently around the handle, which is nice because the purse is huge, and I would very easily lose my phone in there.
After that, I decided a slightly larger makeup case would be nice too. So, I made a circular one. This was NOT fun, especially with the lining, but after a lot of hard work, I think it might be my favorite of the week. :)