Friday, July 11, 2014

more sewing!

Hi everyone!  Thought I'd share some of the things I've been sewing.  I was totally frustrated the past couple days with sewing.  It was driving me crazy!  So many things were going wrong even though I was sewing the same coin purse I had shared here before.  The only difference was the fabric design.  And yesterday I took apart and actually scrapped another coin purse.  So today I took a break from it before I got more frustrated.  The only thing that I got irritated today with was trying to learn GIMP to edit my photos.  Ugh, what a headache too.

So here are the two same ol' coin purses.  But while I was sewing one of these, the needle on my machine actually popped out!  I think it couldn't handle the thickest part by the little tab.  Good thing I could just pop it back in and didn't break the machine.

This is a different pattern that I found HERE.  The only difference is that I chose not to sew the zipper the way she did.  I was too scared that it would be all crooked!  Maybe when I am a bit more experienced.  But I like the size of this.  The only thing that bothered me with this is that I used some iron on backing to make it stiffer and then when I tried to pull all the layers the right way it started to get so wrinkled.  I ironed it again after I was done but doesn't seem to be very smooth looking. 

This is the side view.  It has a boxy bottom.

It opens nice and wide but I don't like how thin the red material is.  I could see through it! 

This is a longer sized pencil case but I'm thinking this a bit too long though my daughter likes it.  You can definitely put a ton of pencils in here!  It was at this point that I started sewing crooked!  I'd start off really close to the zipper and then slowly I'd get farther and farther away.  I felt like banging my head on the table at this point.

Here's the case opened.  I just threw some stuff in there that I had on my desk.

I think I'll have to practice more before I can cut into my nicer fabrics.  It's a good thing I have coloring and stamping to fill my time when sewing isn't working out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


7 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Inspite of the little issues you had with sewing them, they absolutely came out beautiful. Keep on doing them and you will make a big hit selling them on your etsy store... Those HK lovers will just go crazy for them...Awesome job Eva!

Cheryl said...

So cute! You sewed those coin purses/bags really fast! They look neatly made! I know those sewing things going wrong! Just looking at a lining and zipper is giving me nightmares. I think it took me 4-5 months to sew that Halloween costume way back when...never tried that again.

Rachel Parys said...

Get out of town!!! So darn adorable!! I need to take some pics of mine and Maddie's latest sewing ventures!! Thanks for sharing!

Handmade Cuties said...

Hi Eva,
These came out amazing! I love the colors, the size and the design. I hate to sew zippers and I think you do an excellent job!

Denice said...

I would never know there was a glitch with the lining....obviously, you got it ironed out, LOL! Such cute cases...wonderful sewing.

Leanne said...

Hey Eva!
These are all so cool. I can't tell either, they look very professional. I'm sure your sewing machine just needs a nice talking to so that things will start straightening out. >.< Keep it up!
TFS!

Joy said...

These are so cute! Glad the needle didn't break! I used to get scared and then annoyed when that happened!

So talented, you are!