So on Saturday my mojo was not in scrapbooking. My mind went a little hay wire, I decided I actually wanted to SEW! (for those that know me, this is a MIRACLE. My mother actually had to sit down when my daughter and I showed her my creations....)
The reason I don't sew. Plain and simple my 7th grade Home Ec. teacher--she seriously gave me MAJOR anxiety (stupid pajama frog!). In her honor I broke 3 needles--she used to stand over us and threaten us if we broke ONE MORE NEEDLE! (I found out from my mom after the fact that I really needed a Jean's needle--who knew!) I'm sure she was a nice old lady, to me at 12 (all those years ago..) she seemed like she was 100 years old....ANYWAY... Here is what I made:
This is my daughter's bag, this was the second to be made and went MUCH faster than the first. She LOVES it and carries her scriptures to church in it.
now, I've told you I DON'T sew. I've NEVER done a zipper--EVER. I wanted one, so my daughter and I went to Joann's I measured the length and grabbed an 18" zipper. I asked the girl behind the cutting counter if that was right--she assured me it was. I told her I didn't sew, she looked at my purse and said, "I hate to tell you this but you did!" I only had to pick the zipper out once as I didn't know which direction to put it in...I do have to tell you that I'm about as proud of this sewn in zipper as sewing the whole purse! :)
I watched THIS video which helped me immensely--I am a visual person....Would I do these again? Probably. It wasn't as hard as I thought and it was FUN! My daughter really enjoyed the process, I made her cut her own, but I did the sewing because the fabric was so thick..
Today, I did some staining--NEVER done that before either! I will have to show the finished dry product tomorrow!
Thanks for popping in! happy crafting!