Thursday, October 22, 2009

like I need another hobby

I've had a sewing machine for about 5 yrs. I had every intention of learning how to sew. And then I just never got around to it. I've made a few little projects here and there but nothing major. I guess the sewing "bug" just hadn't hit me yet. What's funny is that I ended up using my sewing machine more for scrapbooking than sewing projects! 

But lately I've been a sewing fool. I made a few little tote bags out of this material that was just screaming for me to buy!

This one is pretty basic. Cute pink, flower & paislee pattern on the outside & a coordinating black pattern on the inside. And what's cool is that the bags are reversible :) The pattern on the handles is the inside pattern, too.

Pink ribbon tied in a bow to finish it off. This next one is my favorite...

Those flowers were just calling to me in the store. Aren't they fun?!

And here's a cute little mini tote bag. It measures about 9x9. I'm thinking it'd be really cute to put an altered notepad and some personalized notecards for teacher gifts. Yes, thinking ahead to Christmas.

Instead of the sewn handles I thought it'd be fun to use black & white polka dot ribbon. This size would also be perfect for a little girl's purse :)

And next? Well, this fabric was also screaming at me in the store...

Reminds you of fall, doesn't it?



katievu21 said...

Totally love the bags, Michelle! They'll definitely make great gifts!

Lydia said...

Great bags, love the little one, and I was peeking through your blog and decorating the hand soap!!! AWESOME!! love that, most hand soap is so ugly, not anymore. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christyn said...

adorable, you took to sewing like a fish to water. I feel a little like a salmon swimming up stream on mine ;)

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