I would not say that I am a stranger to sewing, necessarily. My grandma taught me the "basics" when I was younger, and I can definitely sew buttons and mend tears and that kind of thing. Earlier this year I made myself some skirts and a dress for Katheryn.
So, not a complete stranger.
However, I would love to be like the fabulous Gussy and churn out cute little pouches like she does. Maybe someday I'll be able to. Anyway, Gussy was sweet enough to suggest some books and give me some sewing tips, and so now I'm (finally!) revealing what I've been working on.
This is the book that I've gotten the most use out of:
I love the cute patterns in this book, and my first project was to try the Artsy Clutch (which is the project on the cover of the book). It took a little doing, mainly because sewing lining in really confuses me, but finally I figured it out:
It has a button-and-loop closure, and it's pretty much just a soft bag folded in half. Open it up, throw in you cellphone and some lipgloss, and you're ready to go!
Then I thought, Well, that wasn't too awful...I'll try another!
So I did.
Burgundy, Black and White is one of my favorite color schemes ever.
After I made the clutches, I decided to try for an actual bag.
It's not really a purse, but I've been carrying it around, and it's great for my small stuff, especially since I usually don't need all the stuff in the huge purses I carry around!
There's even a little pocket inside!
So yes, I've gotten my sew on. Do think I should keep it on?
And many thanks go out to Gussy for all her help! =)