Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Intro to sewing on fabric...

Hi peeps! I've been having fun playing with my new Janome Mini. Yesterday, I shared my first sewn card, and today, I am gonna share my first "mini" project sewing on fabric. I say mini because it really was a small project! Let's see if you can figure out what it is: I stitched on the embroidered flowers (retired) and a button from my current favorite SU! designer button pack called "Playground." The finished project measures roughly 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". This is something that would hold an item that you might have in your purse. I don't think it's very common, but once I saw it, I thought it was a cute idea. Have you figured it out? Here it is again, with the item it would hold: It's a cute little tissue cozy! Isn't it adorable? I can't say I came up with it on my own - I got the idea from one of our college interns at the office who likes to sew and has encouraged me to try it out. I had asked her about some basic projects and she showed me the little tissue holder she made. I instantly thought it would be a great first project for me! Not only was it cute, but it was small, so if I messed up, I wouldn't have wasted a big piece of fabric! So, now that I've made this, of course I want to make MORE! Thanks for popping by today! I'd love to hear what you think about the project!


8 comments:

stampmiser said...

Very cute! We used to have those kinds of things when I was little (retro project). However, back then, the Kleenex pocket packs opened that way and the Kleenex would come out the side. Someone needs to alter the sewing project to make an opening on the top, so that the Kleenex can be accessed while still in the holder. Have your friend change the pattern up a bit and you can make these & sell them! :)

Aimee said...

Great job...we made tissue holders in my sewing class, but your holder is WAY cuter...love that fabric. I thought you had made a cover for your Dell. :)

Jane said...

I wish I knew how to sew!

Anonymous said...

Rose,
Very, very, very cute!
I also thought that it was a cover for your Dell!
Love the colors!
I wish the flowers were not retired!
Take care!
Kris

~amy~ said...

♥♥shut up♥♥ I love it!!! Oh I wish I could sew on fabric....I even bought an Amy Butler book but have yet to sit down and tackle it, kwim? hmmm, obviously YOU don't because you've already tackled it!!! Awesome...they'll make fabulous little gifties....or great craft show dealio's...

Melissa Sauls said...

Get out of here...I LOVE THIS!!! Super duper job! Hmm...maybe you could link me up some instructions because I GOTTA make me one of those! :)

stampmiser said...

OK, my bad - I looked at my pocket packs again and they DO open on the side again! They once opened on the top, but now they went back to the side, so this adorable holder would be great for them. Please totally ignore me! LOL!

Liz Miller said...

Too stinkin' cute!!! You totally amaze me.