In the last post, when I mentioned I was giving away one of my snazzy, fresh off the machine drawstring bags, there were a few questions about them, namely about the pattern.
As a newcomer to sewing, I’m pretty impressed with myself that with next to no knowledge other than a smattering of high school sewing, a bit gleaned from my mum and a lesson in apron making with Jejune a couple of years ago, I got off and running with these bags quite happily. When I got my machine home and took it out of the box earlier this month, I stared at it and thought, I don’t even know where to start. But the internet, as we know, is bursting at the seams (ha ha) with tutorials on everything and anyone, with a bit of time and patience can find what they’re after and follow some videos or pictures.
And here I am. So I’ve now made quite a few of these dinky little bags. The first one, with details, was posted here. It’s a great tutorial for lined drawstring bags put together by Yarnmonster. I’ve made seven bags and four of them are pictured below. Two I’ve kept, two are being or have been given away.
Obviously I use them as project bags. They’re a great size for a sock on the go, or some other small project. Next I’m going to make the bigger size available in the tutorial because I want to see what size knitting project can be kept inside.
Now that I’ve started my sewing classes, I’m looking forward to broadening my skills and am scouting around for inspiration. What I really hope to do is learn to make skirts for myself, so I was pretty happy to see a whole bunch of skirt making inspriration at Buttontreelane in a whole week devoted to that subject.
Can’t wait til I can do that sort of stuff myself. In the meantime, I’m keeping it simple with the bags and other small items. Entry to win the sunflower bag pictured above closes on Friday night, whichever timezone you happen to be in. Just leave a comment. I’m away for the weekend so I’ll draw when I come back.
Oh and as endorsement, after I sent the pink one to my mum, an experienced seamstress, she gave my novice work the thumbs up. Thanks Mum!