Sunday, August 23, 2009
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)
Posted by chattypenny at Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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!
Posted by chattypenny at Wednesday, August 12, 2009