Sew me some more!

I have been busy using up some of that sample fabric. This following weekend I will be packing some luggage for a family vacation. I decided to make little pouches or carriers for my unmentionables, so they will be traveling in style.

I made them in different sizes too. They can pretty much be used for anything. They were really easy to make too. Well not exactly. The pattern was cutout, the material was pinned together, all I had to do was sew them up with my sewing machine. Well that’s easier said than done. Christian decided to be my little helper and tried to unplug the sewing machine several times. That’s one of the new things he figured out how to do. He is either trying to plug in our iron or unplug the sewing machine. Both are too dangerous for an 18 month old. I’m glad my husband came to my rescue and kept the sewing machine plugged in! Note for next time…sew while the little one is sleeping.

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Learning to sew all over again…

Back when I was just a freshman in high school I took a class that changed my life. It was a sewing/fashion class. I learned to sew and in the process was introduced to fashion and design.That led me to interior design, and what I studied in college and what is now my career. I love designing and creating. Since I’m taking a break from interior design ( 😦 the economy ) I have a little more time to do other things such as cooking and now sewing!

I was very excited when this year for my birthday my mom got me a sewing machine. I thought I’m gonna sew everything! Well not exactly…It took me a few weeks to finally get it out of the box and get going. I read the manual and watched the dvd. I haven’t touched a sewing machine in a few years and we had to get reacquainted. What can I sew? A dress! Probably not. Shorten and hem some jeans? Although I really should since I’m too short and keep buying jeans that are too long…not yet. I started out with something I actually needed, new pillow cases for the couch pillows! I had a bunch of this beautiful and durable fabric samples left from my days as an interior designer and they would work perfectly. As I pinned my fabric together, set up the sewing machine and got started I realized it’s just like riding a bike, you never really forget how to do it.

My final product!

I have more of this fabric left and I don’t need anymore pillow cases, any suggestions?