Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I make stuff!

Well, I got a little impatient with my lessons.  I haven't even started the next one yet.  I just really wanted to make something.  I came across this website with these instructions on how to make a reusable bag from an old t-shirt. It looked easy, so I made one!  I even stepped it up a notch and made gussets.  I had to search online for gusseting (is that a verb?) instructions and I wish I saved that link.  It was super helpful.  Anyway, here are some pics of my very first creation.
Before gussets

After gussets

Monday, October 4, 2010

I Sew!

So since the last time I posted, I not only threaded my machine, I stitched a few rows!  Look!


I really stitched 7 lines, but the 4th one was so bad that I had to practice my seam ripping skills.  Turns out it is a lot easier to sew what the machine is threaded correctly.  Who knew?  I am pretty proud of those last 3 lines so I stopped on a high note.  Next lesson?  Turning or sewing corners, I'm not sure which.  I am getting really motivated now that I am seeing results!