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Friday, May 10, 2013

FO Friday #75 - Starter Sewing

Happy Friday everyone!

I finished the first part of my free Craftsy Class and have made myself a project bag! I am pretty proud of myself. It is fully lined and the perfect size for a small project like socks (or scarves that are in the process of being cast on for a second time after three hours work had to be ripped out due to an inability to count). You know, hypothetically. 

The one note I will make is that sewn drawstrings are a major pain in the butt. The next bag I make will most certainly have ribbon or icord instead.

I would really like to try making a flat bottomed bag with a zipper. But as this wee bag took me two weeks to finish, I'm not holding my breath ; )

FYI to you knitters: Craftsy put up a new course this week about grafting by Anne Hanson. It's free!

Happy Mother's Day to all those North American, Aussie and Kiwi mum's out there! We are supposed to have beautiful weather for our weekend here and I hope you are too.

Cheers, Nikki

PS: FO's galore (most involving actual yarn, unlike mine) here!


  1. Well done on your bag. You could easily make a flat bottomed bag and just use pull cords like this bag. It's really simple and there are plenty of tutorials about how to flatten the bottom of a bag.

  2. Love it! I always say I am going to make more bags when I see FOs online. But I never do! Must change that habit.

  3. What a lovely little bag. Although I'm pretty sure you could have substituted a premade cord and saved yourself a lot of grief :) After the trouble I had patching the knees on DH's jeans last night, I think I'll leave the sewing to others!

  4. one can always use more little project bags! This one is super cute-- good thought on switching to ribbon, though I might be reluctant to use that, in case I'm making a bag for more regular heavy use.

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  7. Way to go! Nothing like keeping your knitting in a bag you made!Love it.

  8. That's a really cute bag and you did a great job with it. Be careful: project bag making is addicting!

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  10. The bag looks awesome! Love the fabrics that you used. I bought a new sewing machine a year ago and have no clue how to use it. Might have to take a look at this class.

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