Here's my little story, I hope you find it worth while. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you'll realize I love to make bags and wallets and little useful day-to-day stuff. I can't help it, somehow making something that I can use over and over again brings me so much joy. The other part is that I love dreaming up my own designs, and bringing them to life is incredibly fulfilling (and time consuming). You see, I have this extremely practical side that is always looking over my shoulder. I spot a cute pattern or tutorial someone has made and I just can't wait to try it. I don't find it any less satisfying to sew things that others have designed, in fact, it's incredibly rewarding in and of itself. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be sewing today if I hadn't taken the time to explore what others were sewing and given it a try myself. I've learned so much. From every project I pick up little tricks or maybe figure out a new construction method. Not only is it fun to support fellow sewists, I get a little peek into their world. Another way that sewing is just so amazing to me. Okay, enough with my super deep thoughts for the day...
So the end of that little story ends like this: I bought Keyka Lou's (now named Michelle's Patterns) pocket clutch pattern at least two years ago and just haven't taken the time to sew it up. Well now I can say I did, and love it. I definitely recommend this pattern (plus she has an infinite number of other patterns) it's such a nice satisfying little project that uses hardly any fabric, but you get that wow factor. Awesome, right?!
I couldn't believe that after sitting down and sewing for a few hours that I had 4 pretty little clutches each going out to a special woman in my life. Oh, and you know I had to make one for myself. I'd been saving up my special scrap of Heather Ross's paper hats fabric I had gotten from her studio sale last year.
And of course I had to use up some of my Liberty of London bundle, no regrets with that little splurge.
So I hope this weekend you can maybe sit down and sew something you've always wanted to but have always brushed aside. And thank you so much for supporting me by purchasing my patterns, using my tutorials, and leaving such amazing and generous comments. Thank you. ♥ oh and hope everyone at Sewing Summit has a blast!!!!