Last night, I finished a longer, bluer, but equally flowery version of the very first skirt I sewed. It sat for a week needing a waistband and hem. I finally decided I would just do the waistband that night, then I got inspired and finished the whole thing just in time for bed. 🙂
Hi, my name is Rachel, and I am obsessed with my sewing machine. I sewed three projects this weekend and, as I sit here typing this with an almost-complete knit sock in front of me, I am wondering whether I could squeeze in another project tonight. Maybe finish a skirt, maybe start (and finish because who am I kidding?) another project bag. Yet, the sock has only 21 rows left so I will maybe not sew.
I started off Saturday afternoon sewing a zipper project bag from three of the fabrics in a bundle of five quarters I bought at Joann a few weeks ago. I used a pattern from Simplicity that I bought for one dollar. I figured that was a pretty good way to learn how to insert a zipper in a boxed-bottom bag. However, the bag in the pattern was not lined and I wanted to line my bag, so I did a little bit of guesswork on how to line it. I didn’t end up lining it correctly and there are raw edges visible inside the bag, but it still looks adorable from the outside.
I did successfully figure out how to add a handle where there wasn’t one in the pattern, so I felt like that was a win, anyway. Continue reading