I’ve been procrastinating.
Maybe if I leave all of those sewing pins until the end, they’ll actually just go away.
Last night, I got the machine out and tackled the “easy” pillowcase tote. We actually started this one a month ago, but when I messed up the pattern, I put it away. So, not only am I going to show you my first solo sewing project, I’m going to show you my first messed up solo sewing project:
the tote bag that only a mother could love.
We can do it!
I bought two pillowcases at my favorite thrift store for a dollar.
I liked the pattern and they were a dollar.
We took out all the seams so that we basically had a long piece of fabric.
Then, we cut it into triangles.
Here’s where I messed up:
I cut all of the triangles in the same direction and
because the print of the fabric was only on one side,
my completed bag has some sides that are not printed.
That’s when I put it away.
But after a while, it began to call to me and I decided that even if it looked funky, that I would finish it.
After all, a bag doesn’t have to be pretty
to carry my produce from the farmer’s market,
now does it?
You can find the rest of the directions here.
I didn’t take very detailed pictures, mostly because
I was just trying not to sew myself to the bag.
My first seam ever.
My gracious model.
And there it waits: a useful thing. 🙂
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