Thursday, June 30, 2011


Okay, so I've been practicing sewing,
and following tutorials and such.
Nothing complicated.
I started out with this lined drawstring bag. The instructions confused me a little so I did the hem wrong,
but it's still cute...
And it opens and closes...isn't that really what matters with a drawstring bag?

I also made this envelope-back pillow.
It's made from fabric that my grandma gave me from her stash.
I really like the way it turned out,
but it doesn't really go anywhere in our house.
Oh well, it was for practice.
The overlap/envelope part was pretty easy.
The fabric peeking through is another pillow...
but it's special, so it's going to get its own post.
And the simplest thing I made...a headband out of eyelet lace.
I bought the lace for another project,
but it didn't work out for that...
mainly because I didn't realize how short a half-yard is,
and then I was too embarrassed to ask the lady to cut more.
(Please disregard the fact that it doesn't match my shirt,
I just put the headband on for the pic.)
I just added a little elastic at the bottom.
Again, I know it's simple, but sometimes that's the best.
I'm having a lot of fun with sewing.
36th Avenue



Carissa said...

You're doing great! And I love the headband. :) I might make one myself!

Nancy said...

You are doing great. Isn't sewing fun? I love the two fabrics you chose for your drawstring bag.

Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I think you are doing great too!! I love how the drawstring tote and the pillow came out. Sewing is so addicting. I love it!!

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