Sunday, June 20, 2010

Joolz can sew! (who knew?)...

(photo from Buttonberry)
I have had the tutorial for this Posh Pick n Mix Bag from Buttonberry since November 2008.
I finally decided to go ahead and try and make it
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The first thing you should know - I am not a sewer - I am in fact quite dislexic when it comes to all things patterny and turn inside outy with right sides togethery. But I took a deep breath, got out the necessary materials and started.
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So far, so good! As I went along, following each page of the tute I started to be amazed at how easy it was and each step just fell into place.
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I didn't even have to unpick anything, not once!
~It's starting to take shape now - look at those perfectly square corners!
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It was quite tricky, turning things inside out and right sides together - this is what usually befuddles my brain (did I tell you that before??).
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Wow, I turned in rightside out from inside out and it looked exactly like Buttonberry's picture!
Hello? This is a lined, stiffened, perfectly straight seamed Posh Pick n Mix Bag, ladies!
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Sew up the small gap where I turned it through then stitch around the top - hey, even that went according to plan! Sew on the buttons (Brianna reckons they are crooked), ribbon and bead
and ...
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Ta da!!! Can you believe, I even fluked getting the pattern centred (not at all by intention)!
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I'll be making more of these as gifts - I may make them slightly taller for easier folding over.
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Cheers - Joolz

14 comments:

  1. well done you! Looks great....!

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  2. Well done Joolz, now you will have the bug and want to keep sewing.

    Nice little bag....

    xTania

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  3. How very lovely! You give inspiration to those of us who have a sewing machine sitting idle. ;)

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  4. Noice Joolz! It's gorgeous. I must admit to having that whole dyslexic thing as far as turning things through etc. So confusing! Tutorials really help.

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  5. Absolutely a thing of BEAUTY!

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  6. Fantastic! I'm all thumbs when it comes to stuff like this too, so Goodonya, girl!

    And your beautiful nails? I'm pouting here. ;(

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  7. Well done Joolz! Sewing is fun when you have well written instructions. The bags are great and would make good gifts with a pressie inside.
    I might make some of those too:0)

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  8. I really like the flowers on the blue fabric. Good on you Joolz, sometimes it is just a matter of finding the right tutorial and everything comes together easily.

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  9. Well done!
    I have a bad relationship with my Sewing machine!

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  10. WooHoo ! I cant sew either,but I still keep trying :0)
    Just simple things ..
    The bags look great,seeing as Christmas is only now 6 months away...you need to get stitchin' !
    I just checked out the last few posts of yours..been cold down there hey!We havent had a frost yet :0)

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  11. Good job!!! I love that the pattern had pictures with it. I have a hard time reading instructions, I need pics or someone to show me how to do it.

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  12. What a lovely, lovely bag you have made!

    Bye, Carolien

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