Hello everyone!! I’m here today to share that I’m learning how to sew!! Yes, my daughter and a couple of online classes are teaching me how to sew. I have to say I am loving it!!
I use to be so afraid of the sewing machine but my daughter showed me that there isn’t anything I should be afraid of.
Let’s take a look:
This bag is called the Runaround Bag. I learned how to make this bag by taking the Zip It UP class taught by Joan Hawley. Super easy and fun class. Joan made sewing so easy. When I didn’t understand, my daughter stepped right in and showed me what I was doing wrong.
I used my seam ripper a lot for this project, LOL!!!
I learn how to sew a zipper and it wasn’t intimidating at all.
I used Therm·O·Web HeatnBond Fleece Fusible to give this bag some stability but keeps it nice and soft.
The fabric and zipper is from Joann Craft Store. It’s so pretty. I went back the store and they didn’t have any more of this print. It was one of their quarter fat fabric that they replace only if it shows up on their truck.
The second bag I created is called the Sweetpea Pod Bag!! Now this one is super cute. I made this bag for my mother. She wanted a little bag to carry her change in.
Doesn’t this bag look like a pea? I love how it takes its own shape based on the zipper placement.
This fabric is also from Joann. The outside fabric is called Ah Rain Dots from the Alexander Henry Collection.
Once the bag is open, it sits by itself evenly. You can see right in the bag with ease. The HeatnBond Fusible Fleece gives this bag stability to that it could stand by itself.
Look at how the change sits so nicely in the bag.
The fabric inside is called Ah Polka from the Alexander Henry Collection.
Fits right in the palm of my hand. Perfect!!
What do you think?
I totally love how my bags turned out. I can’t wait to get back to my daughter’s sewing machine so that I could create some more.
I’m thinking about opening a store for these bags. What do you think? Do you like my bags and would these bag sell in a store? I would love to hear from you and what you think.
National Sewing Month might be over but I’m not done with sewing!!!
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14 thoughts on “Learning How To Sew”
These are too cute Kymona! Well done! Joan Hawley designs beautiful & fun bags. Can’t wait to see what you make next!
Thanks Denise!! I had so much fun creating these bags. I love sewing now. I can’t wait to share the rest of my bags!!
Both of them look amazing! I love them!
Thank you so much!! I had so much fun making those bags!!
I love the Runaround Bag and have probably made a couple dozen over the years. Love your bags and fabric choices. Lazygirl’s Wonder Wallet makes an excellent companion: http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/products/wonder-wallet
Thank you so much Lisa!! I have to check out that wallet!! Thank you for sharing!!
Great job! I love the coin purse the most! I always seem to have a pound of change floating at the bottom of my purse but with this it would be easy to keep it all together! TFS!
Thank you so much Barb!!! Yes, that coin purse is so cute. I love how it looks. I can send you if you like.
That’s great ! And your explanations are very clear but still, not my thing.
LOL!!! I thought it wasn’t my thing until I tried it. The machine intimidated me but after watching my daughter use the machine, I said I have to give it a try. Now my daughter says to me, when can I get my machine back. LOL!! Thank you for always commenting. I truly appreciate.
LOOOOL !! Give the machine back to your daughter, would you ??! Lol ! And this is sooooo handy to know how to sew ! Actually, my Mam’ used to be a professional sewer (sorry if it’s not the proper word) so it might be one of the reasons why I’m thinking, I wouldn’t make it right ! About the comments, well, first you’re so very welcome!! And second, I imagine you’re thinking I’m always writing the same words. But I’m French and that’s sadly how far my English vocabulary can go !!
Both bags are nice and so practical I love the outside pocket on the runaround bag and the shape of the coin purse, which looks as if it will stand up.
Thank you so much Bertha!! They were so easy to make. I can’t wait to make more.