I have made what I am going to refer to as my first official purse– simply because it has a pocket and snaps 🙂 I cheated a little because I used store bought handles. But I really needed to cut myself break this weekend and stitching handles last weekend stressed me out. I try.
I found denim on sale a few weeks ago (I should have kept those old jeans I just threw out, I knew they would come in handy). I had a tough time with the handles and quickly made friends with the seam ripper. It all worked out in the end!
Patterns were on sale for $1 at JoAnns. I had no idea patterns were $20 so I jumped at the deal. I got a set of doll clothes and some sets in my size also. I figured I would start with the doll clothes, that way I can learn how to cut out and assemble patterns and practice without using up yards of good fabric… cause that can get pricey. The tiny clothes are kind of frustrating, OMG pressing the seams had me terrified. I have a fear of irons… maybe I watched that episode of ‘Good Times’ few times too many.
We are experiencing a massive blizzard at the moment. I picked up this fabric last week and discovered, I didn’t buy nearly enough for regular pillowcase (what was I thinking)?! So I picked up a 16×16 pillow at Walmart yesterday and made this. It was easy, but not that easy LOL!!