Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Yesterday I had lunch with my friend, Pat, who generously offered to make me some sock knitting bags from the My Leetle Bag pattern. I was expecting just one or two but she made me six! They're all lined in coordinating fabrics and are just too cute. I felt like it was Christmas! She totally inspired me to go home and see if I could do it. I do not sew. At all. The sewing machine scares me. In fact, the one sewing machine that we own actually belongs to my husband. I bought it for him for our first Christmas together since he told me he could sew and I knew he didn't have one.
I cut out my pattern pieces and started sewing on a scrap piece just to get used to the machine. Something was wrong. I was done before I even started. I went pouting into his office and told him something didn't look right. DUH! I didn't have it threaded right. After that I was off and running. My first bag didn't look half as nice as Pat's. But it was my first one and I love it anyway. I went searching for any scraps of fabric lying around the house from my previous lame attempts. I found a colorful Hawaiian print and an equally colorful Japanese Sakura print and this is what I made. The last one (standing up in the picture) was perfect except that I didn't have any more matching ribbon. I'll have to fix that.
Pat and I also discussed other uses for these bags and I thought of one last night. When I pack for a trip, I usually put my shoes into plastic shopping bags. Wouldn't these make great shoe bags?