Now, here I am, two years later, giving it another go! I got the sewing machine back and this time started with something a bit smaller - a clutch. I bought a pattern on etsy, instead of a craft store (which is WAY easier to go through and understand), and I told myself I was going to have a good attitude about this, no matter how long it took. And guess what - I'm making clutches now!
|Tweed Clutch - www.etsy.com/listing/79808327|
First, I want to give props to whilebabynaps.etsy.com. Her patterns are SUPER easy to follow, and she doesn't use a bunch of "sewing" jargon. Also, her nickel-free metal frames are the best, and I'm officially hooked!
Next, I want to point out that I am not really even a "beginner" sewer (well, I guess I could call myself a beginner now), and the first time making this clutch took me about 3 hours from start to finish. I've made 4 now, and now it takes me about an hour and 20 minutes, so I'm making progress!
Finally, I want to encourage everyone out there to try new things. Because I tried something new, I'm adding to my shop and broadening my etsy seller scope. Plus, it encourages me to not get stuck in a rut. Next on the agenda - pillows! My husband and his brother are going to start screen printing (yep, we bought a Yudu)! I am so looking forward to all the fun:)
Here are my other fun clutches:
|Charcoal Clutch - www.etsy.com/listing/79133914|
|Navy Floral Clutch - www.etsy.com/listing/79136903|
|Nautical Clutch (not yet listed)|