Well lovely ladies, I have finally got around to doing some sewing! It took me a while to learn how to thread the spool and the machine but I was very patient and it eventually all came together. And you know what? I really, really enjoyed it. I had my ironing board and hot iron set up to do the pressing and I took my time. It took me four hours from start to finish, which considering I am not a sewer and I had to reread all the instructions at least twice (and had some serious brain ache in the process, trying to work out whether the fabric should be right or wrong way up!), I don't think is too bad!
Are you ready for a before and after????
This is how my crochet hooks were stored this morning. Hooks just thrown into a case that was too small; no room for scissors; needles precariously stuck in any old how. Not good.
This is how they look now.....
Better? I think so! Is it perfect? Mmmm no! I think I attached the interfacing (don't you just love interfacing???) to the wrong piece of fabric! There are also some interesting angles!! Do I love it? YES! The first thing I have ever made and I am really quite chuffed, despite the mistakes.
I used this excellent tutorial from Today We Made. I'm sure experienced sewers could make this in no time and get a more professional look.
The fabric is some Sanderson curtain material I already had in my stash. I lined it with a pretty yellow gingham. I even adapted the pattern and added a extra pocket...how cool is that!
And I used this really nifty tool I had read about on lots of lovely sewing blogs....
It is called a Hera Marker and it scores the fabric rather than having to use a pen or chalk. As I had to make lots of lines, this was really brilliant.
So that is my initiation to the world of sewing and I love it!
Tomorrow I am taking Little S to visit my sister for a few days by the sea. Enjoy your weekend and half-term! xxx
PS The circle in square blanket is growing!