Eeek! Long time no post! I do apologize! While not blogging, I do very often browse my reading list. I have been busy with final exams, as well as starting a part-time job at a thrift store! I love to blog so I can share details of my sewing projects and perhaps inspire others out there.
I caved in and purchased the Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag Pattern! It's a great pattern with very thorough instructions. The pattern pieces are full-sized. I think this bag consumes a lot of fabric, which is a good thing! I am making two of these (one for my twin sister) using Denyse Schmidt home decor fabric and AMAZING Essex Linen/Cotton blend fabrics. I'm not a big fan of interfacing much so I wanted to go with the heavier fabrics. It's just a personal preference of mine for bag making. Yeah that's it..hoard/collect the pretty quilting cottons for quilts/crafts and the heavier stuff for bags! :D
A professor I had for a math course about two years ago said I "overthink" things. I took that as an insult, but, overtime I came to find that it is true, haha! I do overthink things and add as well. I am planning on making the Go Anywhere Bag with zipper pockets, zipper divider pocket (along the entire middle seam of the bag), key clasp, and sew on magnetic snaps. I can't wait to get it done and use it! I don't have much in my bag, but I'd love a bag that can hold a waterbottle on the outside and a novel as well! I'm loving how practical and functional the pattern is already :) I don't always make things simple!
I love to prep my fabric for washing! I pre-wash most of my fabrics, with exception to synthetics like polyester fleece or nylon. I zig-zag the raw edges before throwing them into a fabric wash! This controls the fraying to little or no fraying at all! It saves some fabric as well. I have a frontloading washing machine so the fraying was never bad, but for toploading machines, agh!
See the zig-zagged edges? Highly recommend this method!
Hair Scrunchies! They are so easy to make and very quick too! I used this Hair Scrunchie Tutorial! My hair is pretty long and thick, and the cheaply made scrunchies don't last long. I believe they are much cheaper to make then buy, especially if you buy the elastic when it is on sale :)
I made an easy fleece blanket! Turn and top-stitched not tied! It came out a wee bit short but I absolutely adore this blanket! Very soft and keeps me super warm. I am going to redo it and make it longer.
Love it! Pardon the mess :)
Aside from doing a quilt and other crafty sewing, I'm starting to get a big spark to sew clothing! Mainly tops and perhaps skirts later on. So I went ahead and purchased the Schoolhouse Tunic Pattern by Sew Liberated. I also brought some Swedish Tracing Paper from Amazon.com!
From the previous post, I am still working on that quilt, ugh! I wish I chose a simpler pattern since I'm a beginner to quilting. My next idea for a quilt is bow tie blocks since I have so many small scraps. I'm also really digging this Giant Star Quilt Tutorial by incolororder, now that is my style!
I finished the Cottage Apron from the previous post and I do like it. There are some problems with the patterns in One Yard Wonders, and their cottage apron has some minor issues. I was zig-zagging raw edges like crazy on the back of this apron!
I do like it, but wished I read more about the pattern online!
Done! It's it pretty? This went to a dear friend of mine who loves loves loves tea! I used this wonderful Tea Mug Rug tutorial by a cuppa and a catch up! I didn't use Vliesofix, I used stiff and thin fusible interfacing. I didn't want to deal with floppy and fraying pieces of fabric, hehe! Just thought I'd share my tip!
Yay for pretty jars! Vintage thread in jar on left (for decoration, not sewing) and jar of buttons on right. Mini trash pail for my thread ;D
That's all I have for now! I have a lot of sewing projects to get started on and some videogames to play! Thanks for reading and I hope this late post inspired someone :)