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« on: October 24, 2006 12:32:58 PM »

So I finally took a sewing class.  I'd been feeling handicapped for being unable to hem curtains, make pillowcases, etc.  No longer will I be limited by what they have in the store...no!  If I can't buy the curtains of my dreams, I shall make them!

I shall never go curtainless again!!

Okay, got the Scarlett out of my system there.

Here are my first two sewing projects.  One is a knitting roll that I made in my sewing class.  Being a roll, I decided it should be a sushi roll!

http://www.pansophy.net/domestic/images/sushiroll3.jpg

http://www.pansophy.net/domestic/images/sushiroll.jpg

This is my first project all by myself, and I tried to do a cosmetic bag I saw in a sewing magazine.  It came out *okay* but I used 12 gauge clear vinyl for the lining and really struggled with it.  Plus the brocade fabric was shedding worse than my golden retriever.  Squaring the corners kind of sucked too.  But hey, it's a start!

http://www.pansophy.net/domestic/images/IMG_0234.jpg

As a kid, I totally rebelled againsty anything crafty or "girly" so I'm making up for a lot of lost time!

Thanks for looking. Smiley

-Kate
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006 08:05:23 PM »

Your first sewing projects both look great!  I especially like your brocade bag.  Vinyl is always hard to work with, even for an experienced seamstress.  I think you were brave to go ahead and make what you wanted without being afraid it was too hard!

isn't it great to be able to hem curtains?! and do all those other things that are so easy, really, once you have the basics figured out?   I really get how frustrating it would be not to be able to make what you want. and how expensive it can be, too!

Nice work!

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006 08:17:47 PM »

I lust for that Sushi fabric. I need an Amy Butler Weekender out of Sushi! Where did you get it?

Fantastic needle roll, and congrats on the class! I know when I figured it out I felt so empowered! I'm not a slave to Target! WOOHOO! lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006 04:41:17 PM »

HOLY POOP im not even kidding my aunt bought me a makeup bag thing for my birthday and it came with a little..pouch thing like teh red one you made...anyawy it almost EXACTLY the same fabric! but the flowers are a little bigger and black instead of silvery .i use it as a camera case since i dont have one.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006 06:21:50 PM »

They both look great, and you chose lovely fabrics.

Check out the zippered pouch tutorial on crafster its great and makes the little bags easy to make.  Grin

I use a teflon foot when i sew vinyl, its the only way. otherwise you can  put magic tape (in supermarkets, thicker than regular tape and can reapply) on the underside of your regular sewing foot, cut out the hole of course for the needle. The teflon foot isnt that expensive and its handy to make those vinyl covered bags or the leather looking vinyl bags and wallets.

great work, hope to see more of what you make.  Smiley

check out the sewing shop patterns for bags, you usually get like 6 in simplicity brand which gives you a variety to make.  Wink


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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2006 10:06:58 PM »

Thanks for all the good comments and hints!  It's scary posting projects for the first time.  I made a second bag with a different lining and it turned out better but I forgot to take pics.

Yarnia - I got the fabric at an awesome local store called Crafty Planet.  Their site is http://www.craftyplanet.com  That's where I took my sewing class, a knitting class, and I have an embroidery class coming up!  I like to do a little of everything!
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