Sunday, August 23, 2009

My New Sewing Machine!

My husband just bought my a new beautiful sewing machine.  I am at awe everytime I sew something.  My, have they changed over the years!  I decided I needed to organize my sewing room, so I made a mat for my machine to sit on.  Can't have it sliding around on me while I am creating a masterpiece.  I added vinyl pockets so that I would have things up close when needed.  I also added a little pocket on top of the mat to store my scizzors in.  Seems I can never find them when I need them.  The pocket opening faces me for easy grabbing in a pinch.  I also added a chair caddy to make my chair even more comfy while sewing.  I added pockets in the front so that I could easy find notions as I was ironing and etc.  Oh my, I still have plans of making a caddy for my ironing board to hold press cloths, wooden iron, small ruler and etc.  I am organizing so well, I think I need more notions! ;o)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My First Purse!

Well, after two days of sewing, I finally finished my first purse.  I handquilted the fabric myself.  I am not an experienced sewer and I did learn a lot from doing this project.  I used fusable polyester fleece and fused it onto the fabric. I'm glad I did.  This purse is empty and it is standing up and shaped nicely.  I added a pocket onto the front and inside I added a tab so that I could easily clip my keys on.  I didn't want to have to fumble and dig for my keys when I needed them.  I plan to use my new purse today!  I'm happy!