Sunday, October 31, 2010

My first sewing project

This is my first sewing project. The bag is a little longer than I like, but I was actually pretty easy. I took a beginning sewing class at Thorton Sewing Co. The sewing instructor Edith is awesome. The pattern was hers so I can't really share it without her permission. However, there are tons of tote bag patterns out on the Internet. I'm going to try and recreate it and make it shorter and with pockets inside...when I do that, I'll post step by step how I do everything. I do recommend using home decor is sturdier than normal cotton. I also want to add something to the bottom of the bag so it isn't so shapeless.

If you live in the Pittsburgh area and want to learn to sew, definitely go to one of Edith's classes...she is super helpful and easy to learn from.

Halloween 2010

A very easy Halloween treat bag. I bought Halloween fabric and black ribbon and cut the fabric into about 10 inch squares, put the candy in the middle, gathered them up and tied with black ribbon. If you buy Halloween fabric now for next year, it isn't too expensive. It's a cute, simple way to make your Halloween bag stand out.


These were my Halloween bags last year. They are witch's brooms filled with candy! I go the idea from Martha Stewart's website:

I did mine a bit different...I used black pipe cleaners for the sticks and the ties instead of wood. I also found a witch template on the Internet and cut out witches and attached them to the brooms. I also used alphabet stamps to stamp out little tags that say Happy Halloween.

They didn't turn out as cute as Martha's, but the kids seemed to like them.


Hi everyone. I am just learning how to sew and am really loving it. I thought it would be fun to write about my sewing and other craft experiences. I have so many interests and love being inspired by other people's ideas. I want to utilize this space to inspire others and share what I learn about sewing and other creative pursuits.

Stay tuned for some of the projects I've already completed....