Friday, January 25, 2013

It's more of the cute factor, not so much the saving the world factor.

Crafty McCrafterson here.  I actually made something I saw on Pinterest.  I needed new grocery bags because I've either lost or destroyed my old ones.  But I didn't want to buy new ones so I thought I'd sew some.  Plus, this was a two-fer for my goals this year, one of which is "sew more" and another is, "stop buying fabric just because it's cute and use what is already in your craft drawers, you crazy hoarder."
 
Behold:
 
 
And bonus!  They're reversible!
 
 
I can't begin to tell you how cute I felt walking out of Sprouts the other day.
 
I followed this pattern.  Warning:  These were actually insanely easy to make but the tutorial was a bit loose. The pictures were kind of confusing and she left out a lot of things that a beginner would need to know (cutting out a pattern and adding in darts, to name a few). But you're smart, you'll figure it out. I managed to get it right the first time without having to take out a single stitch, which is no small feat when it comes to my sewing. And I didn't even need the tutorial for the second time around because it was so simple. I want to make a dozen more.  I certainly have enough fabric bursting out of my craft drawers to do so. 

3 comments:

Valerie said...

They're great. If you do a giveaway, I'd like one of those pre-giveaway heads up that will allow me to totally win said giveaway.
If that is possible, just wink.

Rach said...

That IS cute fabric! If I had fabric that cute I'd sew a few bags today! But the fabric I've got right now has a lot of Disney characters on it (or superheroes). I guess it would be fitting for me to be hauling my boys around and superhero bags. But I digress. Those bags are super cute. Nicely done!

Empress of Venus said...

When I kidnap you in my house to watch a 70s half-musical about a utopian society of Asians, will you take a moment to show me how to use my sewing machine?