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Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'm back!!

WARNING: TONS OF PHOTOS AHEAD!

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. :)




And now, my whole new purse set. :)


I would love any opinions or suggestions on improving that anyone has! Considering I haven't been sewing long, I think I did a pretty good job. Even if I didn't, I still had fun. :)

7 comments:

Alexz

Oh my gosh, you are a sewing machine, woman! And you are amazing! I love it all! I would use that bag in a heartbeat. I LOVE the zombie pillow and owl the most. So. Freakin. Cute. And I absolutely love that fabric on your make-up case. Wonderful job on EVERYTHING.

Amy

It's funny, because I actually thought about you while I was making that case. I made that right after I read your blog about your wedding, so I thought it would suit you. lol. I love the pillow and owl so much too. I really think I'll be making more!

grannconn1

what great projects!I loved watching the progression of projects and the movement from functional to fun! Great job, the opportunity to get away for a week and just play is so freeing and opens up all kinds of brain power!

Jackie

I love all of the fabrics you used. Eveything came out awesome. I picked up some old-school sewing books this past week. I need to send you some pics.

p.s. All of your super-speed crafting makes me feel like I'm knitting one stitch per hour. At that rate your tote bag won't be done until spring 2011. I really need to get my blog running. I swear, I do more that just knit slowly and stare. Lol!

Amy

Yea, you really need to blog more, you've been a little disappointing with that. lol.
I had been hoarding those fabrics for quite sometime. I'm glad I finally used them though. I need to stop hoarding craft supplies though.

HangSays

I'm just learning to sew too. I actually have the same table as you.

Dancing Shiva Photography

ack omg i adore the whole purse set and esp ADOREEEEE the happy pink guy with his colorful lil arms!! eek so cute!!! great stuff, ames. and the little bags would be a big seller on etsy!

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