My first completion was this pin cushion for Beth's sewing kit. The design was inspired/copied from Crazy Mom Quilts. Her post about her pin cushions was here. This was a quick and easy project. I wish I had quilted the top like the inspiration cushions, but I still think it is a cute pin cushion and I hope Beth really loves using it as she is learning to sew.
|Beth's pin cushion|
The three grocery bags felt like they would never be completed. There are more mistakes than I would like to admit and I felt like giving up more than once. Greg's mom should be receiving them this weekend and I really hope that she likes them. I bought enough fabric to make 3 more and I am not sure when I will have the fortitude to face this project again. I love the look of the bags, but I am really wishing I had not used the outdoor fabric. I think the instructions were wonderful and the design is really great. I just felt like the fabric was working against me every step of the way. I may try these again in canvas only since the parts that were only the brown canvas were so much easier compared to the rest. The tutorial I used can be found here at Sew4Home. The bags are really big and look super cute with Maggie inside! Perhaps, the last 3 will go together more smoothly since I learned so many lessons on how to work with the outdoor fabric during the making of these 3 bags.
|Exterior of purse|
The striped side of the bag is the one I made on the outside and up close it looks better, but I think the inside looks good enough that Deidre would be able to use it as well as long as no one looks closesly at the stitches. I need to work on my thread and bobbin tension on this bag next time I attempt it so that the inside looks good as well. I also think I would want to figure out how to make pockets for this bag as well.
|Interior of purse|
Now I need to work on the pillow cases for Mom. Since that involves piecing, I am really looking forward to a project that I am more comfortable with. Thank you for being so patient with me, Mom! I hope to finish those quickly for you.