Hi everyone, new to craftster and has been lurking here the past month , admiring everyone's wonderful creation. . The last time I used the sewing machine was 10 years ago to hem up striaght edges of curtains..straight line sewing only
.This is my first time sewing a "creation" piece. Finally pluck myself up to try a zipper pouch too .. this is the first time I ever sew a zipper onto anything
. The fabrics were bought on clearance or remants under $1/yard, including the floral linen used for the swing bag.
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<--- floral linen swing bag front & w/o stuffing . Amy Bulter's Swingbag pattern.
i moved away from the yellow lightings in the black background shot -- still the color should be neutral floral linen right in between both of these shots
<-- reversal inside w/ woven green/red pin stripe . 2nd pic photo with zipper pouch size 8x6
<--zipper pouch. excuse the wonky image as I was trying to clean up and remove the ugly background in picture
<--tote - sized for one binder, both bag reversable
the last 2 totes were for my 5 yo daughter to tote her binder for weekend classes .
<--don't laught at this wonky orange corduroy pouch- i kick start with this before sewing up the swing bag. didn't care for orange corduroy and was prepared to trash if i mess up
my biggest problem I found while sewing up these bags are
1. how do i cut up my fabric pieces so they are straight. I drew straight lines but my cutting skill is horrible.
2. when i align my pieces to sew , the pieces never seems to match up perfectly (at least 1/2 inch difference all around) even tho it was the same size when i cut them ? I might have over stretch one of the pieces ?
3. bobbin tension is my biggest headache. Is there a trick to winding bobbins ? or should i give up and purchase prewound ?? my fabric keep getting "suck" under ...anyidea why that happen ?
anyway , I am learning my sewing through the user manual of my kenmore machine. so far , so good expect for some of the above .
Thanks for looking and appreciate all comments