Learning How To Sew

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:

First Bag:

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!!!

Fusible Fleece

I learn how to sew a zipper and it wasn’t intimidating at all.

 

Fusible Fleece

I used Therm·O·Web HeatnBond Fleece Fusible to give this bag some stability but keeps it nice and soft.

Fusible Fleece

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.

Fleece Fusible

Second Bag:

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.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Doesn’t this bag look like a pea?  I love how it takes its own shape based on the zipper placement.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

This fabric is also from Joann.  The outside fabric is called Ah Rain Dots from the Alexander Henry Collection.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

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.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

Look at how the change sits so nicely in the bag.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

The fabric inside is called Ah Polka from the Alexander Henry Collection.

HeatnBond Fusible Fleece

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!!!

Supplies used:

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 Brother Sewing Machine

 

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How To Make A Soft Pencil Case

Hello everyone!!  I have a special guest today on my blog!  Let me introduce my daughter, the sewer to you!

She is here today celebrating National Sewing Month 2017!!

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My daughter fell in love with sewing some years ago.  She was home one day bored and asked if she could learn how to sew.  I wondered were that came from but quickly found a sewing class for her.

She went to her first class twice a week after school.  The classes were pretty full.  15 students to 1 teacher. She learned the basics: how to use the machine, all of the different fabric names and how to do a basic stitch.  She created one pillow but nothing else. So she left that school and we searched for another one.

She attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta back in April of this year and took 8 sewing classes and quickly fell in love again. So much so we bought the machine she used during the conference.

We arrived back home found a sewing school and she has been on the go ever since.  She decided that she wanted to start her own business. In her own words, “Mom, I want to create things that people will see all over the world”!

Totally awesome!  So she went to work!

soft pencil case

Let’s take a look at what she created:

Soft Pencil Case

She had so much fun creating her first soft pencil case.  This was the first time she add a zipper to a project.

She used a new product to her called Therm·O·Web HeatnBond Lite to bond both fabrics without the extra weight or stiffness.  She liked working with this product because it was easy to use and it was sewable.

Let’s Look Inside:

HeatnBond Lite

She uses this pencil case in school. Her friends asked her where did she get it from.  When she tells them she made it herself, they are blown away.  Now they all want one.  She is please to make one for them.

Here’s how she create this bag:

  • She cut two pieces of Waverly Cotton Fat Quarter fabrics and one piece of HeatnBond to 11 x5.5.
  • She placed the outside fabric down right side up.
  • Then she placed the zipper down, zipper side down against the fabric and sew them together.
  • Then she placed the lining fabric right side down and placed the HeatnBond down on top of it.
  • Using the iron, she fused the HeatnBond to the lining fabric.
  • After that she sewed the lining to the zipper and the outside fabric.
  • Once one side of the zipper was sewed, she did the other side.
  • Now it time to complete the bag and sew the outside edges.  Before doing that, remember to pull the zipper to the middle so you can open the bag and flip it inside out.
  • Box the corners and cut off the extra fabric.

Nice and easy.

My daughter did an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what she creates next!!

Wait Before You Go:

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Supplies used:

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Walmart Waverly Fat Quarter Bundlesheat n bond liteblack zipper

 

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