So…I have been collecting some reading material over the last week. I received a new “blank canvas” apron that I ordered online a few weeks ago and I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with it. The designer added ruffles to her apron which I thought was awesome. But I have never put ruffles on anything. She also added some other fancy freehand embroidery and fabric and some other stuff that I have never really done anything with. So-first things first. I found some sewing books that looked interesting and I bought some fabric that caught my eye.
This book in particular is very well written and has some great descriptions. I started with this book.
Saturday night I finally had enough time to start sewing. First, I created this sweet eyeglass case that is lined with a pretty pink flannel fabric. I have never sewn a liner before, and it was pretty sweet once I hid upstairs where I was able to get 5 minutes of quiet time to read (and understand) the directions :)
I am also hoping to use this fabric in the future for a bag or purse.
So then I created this zippered wristlet. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE!
I have never sewn a zipper. I was really excited about that! The decorative strip of fabric isn’t sewn straight, but I don’t care. I love the liner and all I used for the main fabric was a cotton duck canvas fabric that I use for a lot of my fabric projects.
Here is a close-up of the wristlet. There are some other projects that I am looking forward to working on in the book for the future. Maybe tomorrow. Bryan was impressed with the zipper too. And soon I will be confident enough in my sewing ability to work on the apron :) Happy Sunday!