Today I’ve got no spinning at all to show you. Although I do have a good spinning news to tell you about. Remember the Iron Horse Farm I mentioned last week? They have a once-a-month knitting group (tonight, and I’m going, yay!) and they have a bunch of fiber related classes (knitting, crocheting, quilting and spinning). I’m going to be able to have them teach me how to Navajo-ply… I’m really thrilled about that, I wont have to figure it out myself! : ) I don’t know yet when I’ll be able to go but I’ll let you know how it went!
Now on to the sewing part of this post:
If you thought that my passion for knitting has been replaced by sewing, you would be wrong, but not entirely. I have, temporarily, been lured by my sewing machine, and I now hear myself say: I just want to sew now! I have also realized that the money I used to spend on yarn, I now spend on fabric and sewing accessories. I went a bit crazy with buying fabrics lately and I still have some coming. But after that, no more!
But I have been sewing, not just buying.
Here are my latest experiments:
Last week I sewed on my first zipper with the zipper pouch pattern from Bend the rules Sewing. I used some fabrics that came in a Denise Schmidt quilting kit.
The lining is hand stitched to the zipper, let’s just say that was quite an experience…
A few days later I decided to try out the Box bag tutorial from Drago[knit]fly. I used the same fabrics I used to line my Charming Handbag and for the Zipper pouch. There were some frustrating moments trying to figure out how I was supposed to sew the zipper and how to get the corners to line up right but in the end I got something I can be proud of and that I can use.
In the picture above you can see that it is already being used. And proof that I do still knit!
This particular box bag comes out fairly small, although still big enough for a pair of socks, yarn and needles. I’ve started another box bag with a different length measurement. I’ll let you know how that goes.