So last time I promised pictures of the sewing I've been doing. Here goes: This isn't even all of them. I've made two more since I took pictures. One of the new bags is for a swap, so pictures will come later, but I really love the fabric I found for that one. The other bag that's not pictured here is a duplicate of the blue floral one in the middle there. I had to fudge the dimensions on those two bags since the blue and purple batik I was using was on the small side. Here is the pattern/tutorial I've been using: In Color Order; Bag Tutorial. I've been sharing it every chance I get. Its' a really great tutorial, its relatively easy and the bags turn out pretty darn nice, if you ask me. The designer is also local to me.
Here is a shot of the insides of these bags:
I also sewed up a different style bag last night. But again, its for the swap, so no spoiling until the package is sent. I have one more thing I want to sew for that. Hopefully I'll have enough fabric left to make that thing sort of coordinate as well.
About a month ago, when my in-laws were out for their annual visit my MIL gave me her serger. She doesn't sew like she used to and thought that I would get more use out of it. I've never used a serger before. (My Mom just got one a year ago.) I've watched the how-to video that came with it a couple times now, but I think I want my mom around to help me right at first. It's so much more complicated than a sewing machine. I'm still just getting comfortable with that. I do have a pair of jeans that need to be hemmed up, so that's probably a good first project for the serger. We'll see.
Until later. Happy Crafting!