Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
So, here it is, the fruits of my madness. I learned a lot and have some ideas for changes I'm going to make next time- heavier interfacing for the body of the bag and I don't think I'm going to bother with the plastic clip thing. Also, the bag needs to be just a little bigger to hold all of my stuff that I think I have to carry around. Overall, I'm very pleased with this end result though.
This is another little ditty out of The New Handmade- my new most "favoritist" book ever! I was a little nervous about making anything with a zipper. It's always just seemed too scary but the instructions in this book were just what I needed to conquer my zipper phobias. Now I just feel silly for being such a chicken about the whole thing because it really wasn't that complicated. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities and I'm pretty excited about it.
Since it was this project that convinced me I needed this book, I decided to tackle it first. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. It's not perfect but I'm learning to be okay with that (at least on first attempts). I've realized that sewing is something that takes practice (duh). I definitely plan on making more of these- I have lots of naked journals and composition books in need of some spiffy clothing.