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Look! I just taught myself to sew!

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CaulkheadNorth Sun 16-Apr-17 22:01:43

It's been years of pissing around with fabric and a machine I couldn't use so in the end I bit the bullet and got a new sewing machine.
Tonight I made a wash bag. It should have a zip but it doesn't because I broke it. But apart from that, I made it. I mean, it's pretty useless but I still made it!

dudsville Sun 16-Apr-17 22:22:23

That's cute!

mumofzach Tue 30-May-17 08:57:46

That's lovely! Well done. I'm also trying to teach myself x

LorLorr2 Tue 30-May-17 09:04:57

We have a bag like that on our windowsill filled with products, no zip needed! Well done, I'm well impressed that that's your first project!

pinkyredrose Tue 30-May-17 09:06:35

Oh wow that's really lovely! It's still useful even without the zip.

GrumpetLikesCrumpets Thu 21-Sep-17 04:54:55

I love the fabric! I taught myself to sew a few years ago using tutorials on YouTube. I suppose it depends how you learn but for me having the visual instruction really helped. Debbie Shore has some great tutorials on all sorts if things, but mainly bags. Also I made a wash bag using a Cath Kidston pattern from her book "sew". I bet lots of people have done tutorials for it on YouTube .

Akso, If you search for "zippered box pouch tutorial by Crafty Gemini" on YouTube you'll find a different style of washbag/makeup bag which I've sewn loads of times and use for all sorts from make up to holding chargers and wires whilst travelling.

What are you going to make next?

AlphaStation Thu 21-Sep-17 05:57:08


Oblomov17 Thu 21-Sep-17 06:23:45

Love the fabric

Southlondonmum76 Fri 22-Sep-17 19:54:23

Well done! Really nice fabric too.

namechange4now Thu 21-Dec-17 15:16:11

That's lovely, well done for taking the plunge!

A sewing machine has been on my list of things I would like for years but after successfully killing my MIL's last year(which she has been using for 20 yrs and never had a problem-oops!) I put it on my meh list fgrin

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