February 20, 2009

on how I want to make out with my sewing machine...

my second project!

My second project with the sewing machine (AKA: my lover). It is a sweet little eyeglass case! I don't have any supplies to make anything from a pattern, so I just came up with this little guy on a whim.


fits a small pair of eyeglasses or reading glasses.

The case is lined with soft, green felt. I sewed two circles of felt and a tiny, yellow button on the front to add a bit of prettiness.

the detail makes me happy.

I really need to get some supplies to make some projects from a couple books that I have had collecting dust. I have had Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol for ages, but haven't been able to do any of the projects without a sewing machine. I absolutely can't wait to go out and get some more fabric! There are seriously the cutest projects ever in that book. I am going to make everyone aprons and elf hats for Christmas next year. Just you wait. It's going to be awesome.

Is it weird that I get seriously giddy whenever I start sewing something? I love the sound the sewing machine makes, and it truly sparks my creativity - I love the idea that there are a million things just waiting to be made. And all it takes is me to create them. I remember being twelve (which is probably the last time I used a sewing machine before now) and feeling amazed by the fact that all it took was a bit of fabric and this machine, and you could actually make something beautiful with it.

It still amazes me.

I told Jay that this sewing machine is going to change my life. And I was serious. Who knows? I have a lot to learn, but the learning is going to be so much fun. That much I know.

33 comments :

  1. all of your projects are so adorable. i love them. i only wish i was half as good as you.

    sigh.

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  2. Ooh, I so love it. Will you sell any of these in your etsy shop? I'd love one ... or five.

    So adorable!

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  3. Love it! I really like the colors. My mom is a sewer and I wish I had her talent. Sewing is an art and is not easy! Your eyeglass case looks effortless.

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  4. Really, are you going to make aprons?! I really need one!!

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  5. That is so lovely! The colors are really soothing. I made a sunglasses case just last week. They are so quick and fun. You should make those for gifts too!

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  6. It's so pretty! Well Done!

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  7. Very cool! Have you thought about making bags to match your wallets?

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  8. So cute! I wish I could get the fabric that you guys have - the selection in Canadian stores is about a third of what you guys have, it drives me up the wall!

    Beautiful work!

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  9. Soo cute, I love the pattern you came up with. You are so talented.

    And definitely not weird, I think you're right, when something spurs you to create and hone your skills it doesn't matter what it is.

    Perfect. :)

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  10. where did you get your fabric? love it!

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  11. THAT IS SOOO CUTEEE. I imagine how it would be in purple, loves itt

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  12. Just don't learn the lesson of how to mend your husband's jeans without sewing the pocket shut the hard way. Like I did tonight. I'm new too! But I like knowing that I'm not the only one who hasn't been doing this forever.

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  13. It's fabulous! I've been wanting a sewing machine, so I'll live vicariously through you until I have my own! :)

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  14. From a strictly manly perspective, that's pretty cool.

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  15. oooh i need this! or one like it.

    please let these be on your etsy?

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  16. I love it, since I suck at using a sewing maching you are going to have to start making these for your shop. I need one for my glasses.

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  17. Yay! That is so cute. Are you going to add them to your shop? If you're thinking of things to make, I could really use a business card case with yellow incorporated somehow. :) LOL.

    I feel the same way when I get a camera in my hand. I love you excited you are! I'm excited with you!

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  18. Very cute! I love your projects!

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  19. That is so adorably cute!! I'm thrilled that you are just diving right in and making all sorts of creative things! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  20. I need a bargain sewing machine! The one I have is ANCIENT and I can't figure it out for the life of me. I need instructions. Until then it's hand-stitched for me. ^_^

    Love the eyeglass case.

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  21. love your creations! :-D

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  22. How adorable! I can't wait to see what other cute things you create with your new sewing machine!

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  23. it's so cute!! i love the design & colors!

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  24. I LOVE SEWING!

    Isn't it the BEST?!

    Ahhh, I would cry without my sewing machine. (I've been sewing, like, forever! Okay, with a sewing machine since I was 12. But still.)

    I have been wanting to make eyeglass cases in for-ev-er. Maybe I'll get around to it soon.

    Very cute fabric!

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  25. I wish I wore glasses so I could have that :) I LOVE it!

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  26. awe - this is completely adorable!

    you are a sewing machine.

    oh. hah. that doesn't work for 'sewing' very well. we'll go with, 'you are a crafting machine'. thats (a little) better.

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  27. Good luck! I know you're going to have the best time with your machine. I know I sure do! And your projects are so cute. I can't wait to see what you'll make next. :-)

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  28. please please please put some of these in the shop!! Because I WANT ONE. Seriously, my eyeglass case is the boring black sleeve that came with my glasses from Target Optical. I NEED this. :)

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  29. i am just about to buy my first sewing machine and i was wondering if you had any ideas on picking one out or a favorite one? happy day

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