Thursday, September 30, 2010

Psst...wanna know a secret?!

....I can't sew.

It's true. I desperately want to learn, I'm pretty much self taught in everything else but not sewing. I totally dig it and I want to sew but it just doesn't come to me very easily.

I got this beauty from my mom, I can remember her almost always sewing something when I was younger and she recently got a newer machine and gave me this. I also have one of the really old fold away Singers that's gorgeous and still works. It shouldn't come as a surprise that I hardly use them, but I love them! I could watch someone sew for days with the sweet embroidery settings and touch screens, they're awesome! *sigh*

There is a project that I particularly LOVE because I love bags and it's something I can sorta-kinda do.

I can make this. It's really cool but I just cannot perfect it. It's really heavy duty, I made one for my mom and she uses it as a beach/toy bag for my nephew (the one who dubbed me Aumie). I'm all for reusable bags, I love to recycle upcycle! These bags are great cause they can be used for groceries, beach stuff (you can just rinse it out), toys, so many different things even library books.

I have quite a few bags that I can practice on so maybe just maybe I'll get better at it!
P.S I just saw that Larri from Seams Inspired  posted about Sew & Tell Friday over at amylouwho! I'm so excited cause I just made this bag last night!


Dewi Citra said...

Wow !!
What a pretty treasure you've got from your mom
I'm new at sewing with sewing machine too..
Let's practice together **psst.. I had few favorite bag tutorials on my blog, so maybe you can check it here :

Anonymous said...

that's how I learned to sew, I just took loads of time to do really simple projects and then slowly started branching out. I think I made a set of 8 scented coasters for everyone I knew. Seriously...hundreds of coasters.

Good luck, keep at it! Here from FF, have a super weekend!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I love to upcycle, too. Great work you did!

Miri said...

Really interesting upcycle project! Love that bag!

My grandfather was a tailor and he taught me to sew...I must have made a zillion pillowcases from old sheets. He said that was way to learn to sew a straight line-it worked! :)

Emma B. said...

OMG that is so cool, I love the recycled bag idea! Keep working at it! I have never learned to sew either and I wish I could. Maybe I will learn from your blog ;) New follower - thanks for following me at Cheapskate4Life!

Seams Inspired said... are just too talented and creative! What a great upcycle. Thanks for the shout-out :o) You are always so inspiring to me. Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Rene' said...

Great idea for a bag. Love upcycle projects. Thanks for sharing!

amylouwho said...

way to recycle!! It looks great!

The Chambs said...

I'm new at sewing too and I've already made a little clutch, a skirt, and a few other things for babies.
Sew much fun!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

I never learned to sew, and I really need to just teach myself too!
Great upcycle idea!
Thanks for linking up to Craft Catwalk!