Snack bag

I finally did it!  The one thing I’ve been wanting to do since I started sewing.  Reusable snack bags!  Oh boy are they E-Z!!  I’m really excited about these because once I get all the pieces cut out, I think I could punch a few of these out in an hour.  I foresee this being a great project for those fabulous coordinating fabrics I bought from fabricworm a few months ago!
The tutorial that I linked to used two cotton fabrics for both the outer and inner fabrics.  I chose to use a snag free nylon.  I just felt that it was more user-friendly because it would be wiped out easily rather than needing to be washed if it got dirty.  I think both are great and if you have a good option for the inner fabric go for it.  I however, did not.


The pouf!

I found the tutorial for the pouf on pinterest.  Basically, it’s a soft, carry-able ottoman. It was pretty easy, with the exception of figuring out how to cut a circle.  I actually had a compass, but it was about 1″ too small to make the correct diameter.  And since I was not interested in trying to resize ALL the measurement, I ended up rigging up a contraption.  I tied a string to the end of a pencil in the length of the diameter of the circle I needed.  Then traced a circle with the pencil while holding the string on the center point.  Oh, the pipping was kind of a pain.  Not that it was hard, just a pain.  It definitely finishes it off, but I tend to have a hard time keeping my stitches straight, especially when sewing a circle.

The little one liked it at first, but now she’s not too interested.  I’m guessing that when she gets a little older and more balanced she’ll enjoy it more.  Excuse the bed head.  🙂

New machine and cover!

Say hello to Singer Athena!

And to my new set up (again) …

I got her for my birthday, back in August, and because of my computer going out I had not had a chance to really do a good update.  I still have hardly used it (even in November).  The first thing I did though was make a sewing machine cover.  Nothing fancy, just a simple thing to hang over the machine.  I honestly can’t even remember which tutorial I used, but I do remember having to change it quite a bit because I screwed something up.  It’s basically a hemmed piece of fabric with fabric ties to keep it over the machine.