Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My First Sewing Project

I've been wanting to learn how to sew for the longest time and I finally bought my first sewing machine! It was surprisingly simple to learn how to use and after I got the hang of threading it and using the foot pedal I started looking around for a project to tackle. At first I was stumped...I wanted to do something that would be useful and pretty, but everything I found was either ugly, frumpy, or something I would just never use. All the cool things were way beyond my skill level as a beginner, so what's a girl to do?

While searching the web, I happened on a tutorial on this website, Gussy Sews, for making a zippered pouch. They are so cute!! It didn't seem that difficult, although I was intimidated by the zipper. Today I found a bunch of coordinating cute fabric in the clearance section of Wal-mart, so I decided to give it a try. I finished it in less than an hour and it turned out pretty well, if I say so myself :) Anthony was dully impressed and said that it looked like something you would buy from a store. Once I buy some more zippers, I will have enough fabric to make literally dozens of these things, so if you are a girl get ready to preview your future birthday/christmas presents :)
Yes, that's right, my pouch has coordinating lining!! The tutorial calls for adding interfacing or felt between the outside fabric and the lining fabric. I think I will have to figure out how to do that next to give it that extra soft, cushy feel.


Happy said...

Wow, that's the first thing you've ever sewed?!? Seriously?! That's amazing!! Good job! I love the fabric choices- can't wait to get mine! :)

T. Driaza said...

Way to go! I'm gonna have to try this tutorial out. I'm sure I can find some good use for it when my baby boy arrives! I LOVE the design of the first one you did. Darling & Bright! Love it!

Lindsey said...

So cute! I'm way impressed that the first sewing project you've ever done has a zipper! That's brave, and it turned out so great:)

If you're on the lookout for other practical and cute things to sew, I like to look for sewing projects on OnePrettyThing.com and at YouCanMakeThis.com.