Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sew Something!

I actually made this purse. I love the fabric and the button and there is a pocket on the inside made of the exterior fabric. This is my first attempt at sewing so don't look too closely.

Actually, this isn't my first attempt at sewing. In the 8th grade I made a pink satin pillow in the shape of lips. I've been scared to sew ever since.

I'm not sure that I can even claim this to be that frugal when it comes down to it. Supplies were pretty reasonable, though I had to buy a $12 pattern and I borrowed a great sewing machine from my grandma (so that part was frugal) If I were to figure the time involved, this would definitely be considered an act of love rather than a time or money-saving activity.

All said, I loved it! I have been wanting to learn to sew for a while now so I got a book out of the library and went very slowly and made this purse. So while this did take a while I learned some valuable steps that will probably take a lot less time and effort the next time around.

Also, I'm excited about the possibilities! The fabric and patterns available are endless and beautiful! I can't wait to start on my next project which I think will be some beautiful bibs for my daughter and friends.
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Florence said...

Your little bag is lovely! You should be very proud of it and of yourself. Keep at it! There are sewing circles that are both fun and instructive; perhaps you could find one or start one. I am very much enjoying your blog.

Christine said...

Thanks Florence! I am proud of it! Thanks for the positive feedback! I'll post some more projects as they happen! Keep checking back, I just started the blog about a month ago and have some great to write about!

Susannah said...

Are there JoAnn's stores where you live? They frequently have sales when many patterns are $1 each. That is one of the most frugal ways to stock up on patterns!

Also, has many ideas for free, that include detailed instructions (so, no pattern needed). Purses and bags are a huge category there, so many ideas!

Christine said...

Thanks for the top Susanna, I'm going to look at that website and check out Jo-Anns when the patterns are cheap! Good to know!