Friday, 3 February 2012

My 1st Tote Bag

What are you intimidated by?

I have been nervous to sew a tote bag.  Yes, a simple tote bag.  Why?  Probably because I am unique.  Ha ha!  Why?  Others do it so much better.  Yes, that is it.  OTHERS!

I was talking with my buddy in Manitoba yesterday and asked her how her sewing projects were getting along.  I got inspired.  While I have been following other sewing/quilting type blogs, I have been building confidence.

Out came a pattern ~ fabric ~ scissors ~ and a brave heart!

This is what I came out with, and I am proud to say I HAVE SEWN A TOTE BAG!  Yeah for ME!

Can you see how proud I am?  Confidence should be the word I use.

Can be worn around the neck too for hands-free

I did the pocket with an angle.  Trying to be creative.  Hard for me!

The pocket with the heart button and bling.

Being reversible means there's a pocket inside too!

Other view.  The bottom is round,
so I chose to use the opposite colors for effect.
Again, trying to be creative.

Pretty pleased!

 She now wants one in purple "Mom, how easy are they to make?  Would it look nice in purple? "  I think I am getting a hint here ladies!

My first tote bag completed!

This may not seem like anything to some of you, but it is a pretty big thing for me.  My hubby applauded me and I am encouraged.  So often I don't try something because someone else does it better.  Well, note to self:  Who really cares?  Do I enjoy it? YES.  Does it make me happy to try it?  YES.  Does it matter if I am not as awesome?  NO!  I should never compare myself to others, because Jesus doesn't.

Have I said how happy sewing something makes me?  HEE HEE.  I will be posting pictures soon of some aprons I am making.  Again, big thing for me.  Some of my patterns were missing pieces or didn't have instructions, so I am bumbling my way through.

So ~ one little question of you ~ what has been intimidating you?  Maybe it's time to show it who's boss!
I am now sewing Tote Bags for $15 each.  They are fully reversible too!

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