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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Just Don't Look Too Closely . . .

 Remember that my friend lent me a sewing machine?  Well yesterday she came over and encouraged me.
Yep, I sewed myself an Origami bag. 

 Seriously cute froggy fabric . . . 

 and a gorgeous blue that looks like lily pads in water.

Just don't look too closely or you will see the mistakes.  The square wasn't quite perfectly square and so the  folds weren't quite perfect.  But I'm pretty happy with it - especially for a first try.

I bought some extra fat quarters when I got the froggie fabric so I can practice some more.  (Purple for Dena?  That Other Girl wants the paisley and stripes, the green and red dots was supposed to be Christmassy and the blues were just pretty.)

But I had to go to the fabric store and get some ribbons for the drawstrings and some sewing thread and some extra bobbins (hope they are the right size).  I also found some bobbins that I think might work in my treadle machine which I need to get working before my very kind friend reclaims her nice electric sewing machine.

And Girl Far From Home picked out two pair of fabrics for me to make bags for her . . . 

I guess I am learning how to sew now.  I really hope to get better at this fairly quickly so I can make the Mary Lou dolls before the little girls aren't little anymore.


4 comments:

Michelle said...

Seriously great! I love it!

Happy Bluebird said...

Ahhh, love these bags! Wonderful.

I could just keep making one for every project I start . . .

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the fabric you chose for your origami bag! I love mine. It's the perfect size for most of my projects. I hope we'll be seeing more from you!

Gina said...

You've got lots of practice lined up!