Monday, February 25, 2013

My first pattern COMPLETE...after about a month and a half!!

About a month and a half ago, I took my first sewing class. I have sewn several things but it has always been "free hand sewing." No patterns. No manuals. Just trial and error. I was in need of some actual sewing knowledge though so I signed up for class at Joanns to create a clutch.

I was supposed to create this little bag within 3 hours but with my instructor who is very detail oriented when it comes to sewing, I had to actually reschedule for another time to come back and finish. After about 5 1/2 hours of total "class time," I still hadn't finished my bag. Mind you, this was my first pattern I had ever attempted and again, my instructor (although VERY sweet) was a perfectionist and liked to explain things quite a bit which added even more time. I decided to just take the bag home and finish it on my own. Since it was just the flap and some hand stitching to be done, I thought I would finish it in no time! Well, I just so happened to finish it a few days ago after I made myself put everything else aside to complete this project. Let me tell you, I am soo happy I did!

Here's my little clutch I made. I am so proud of myself for actually completing my first pattern, although it was a little more difficult to read than I thought. Whew!

What are some of your projects you are proud of lately?
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21 comments:

  1. It came out wonderfully! Great job!

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  2. Holy smokes little lady, that bag is GORGEOUS! The outside alone looks store-worthy, but the inside is such a beautiful touch, and a lovely reminder that YOU made it. So cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Lynette! I love the fabric choices I made. I wanted the outside to be versatile and still have a pretty pattern inside. :)

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  3. Just discovered your blog through the blog hop and a new follower! i smiled when i read your last posts: i'm a nurse, i'm going to start a new e-couse about event planning, i'm looking for a sewing class... i'll follow your projects and hope to post mine soon too!!

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    1. Thanks so much Barbara! I admire you for being a nurse! Such a rewarding job and yet you also work very hard! :)
      It's great to hear that you are starting event planning too and even a sewing class! Great minds think alike. ;)
      I will certainly follow your blog and I look forward to your projects as well.
      -Kayla

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  4. Cuteee!! Good job! I am so not artistic (though I like beading) in a crafty way at all :P

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    1. Thanks Sierra! Beading is really artsy too! I would love to see some of you work! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)
      -Kayla

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  5. That bag is SO cute! I would totally buy it. Found your blog through the GFC blog hop-so glad I did!
    -Sara @ The Hinton Hook-Up

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    1. Thanks so much Sara! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and for your sweet comment. :)
      -Kayla

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  6. Lovely! Is it suede on the outside?

    I'm a new follower via the blog hop,and lemme just say, I looooove your blog.

    -Jamey

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    1. Thanks so much Jamey! :) Yes, it's microsuede on the outside. It's SO soft! I love it!

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  7. Oh my gosh, you are very very talented! I love both sets of fabric!!

    Shelby
    http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/

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  8. That is so exciting!
    You did a great job on your first pattern. It's really cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Jordan! I am pretty proud of myself! lol

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  9. Absolutely WOW!!!! Really!! You did such a GREAT job!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer!! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  10. CONGRATS!!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! YAY!! Come on over and grab your featured button... you deserve it :)
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/features-56/

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  11. that is so awesome! I totally need to take a sewing class.

    lovemeganalexis.blogspot.com

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