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I’m definetly NOT a seamstress

on May 4, 2014

I’ve been considering learning how to sew for a while now – mainly so that I can enhance my knitted bags with a lining. And so I ventured out with a friend who has a sewing machine and we gave it a try. We successfully made an “off centered” Batman bibs for our sons – which is my way of saying lopsided. Considering this was my first sewing project since 8th grade Home Ec class I’m going to keep trying to improve my sewing skills.
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After that experiment, I tried lining a crochet bag by hand and got a beautiful disaster! There is no rhyme or reason to it, I didn’t follow any tutorials. I just cut, pinned and let the needle and thread guide me. I even made a very awkward pocket on the inside and added a little metal ring where I can clip on my keys.

Obviously I am not qualified to give ANY sewing advice, but I can offer one small tip. If you have a purse that you no longer use, or that has a rip in the lining, or a stain in the front, or was just a really good find at a second hand store – tear it up! Just like a car chop shop you can use the parts of something old and put it into something new (sorry I couldn’t think of an example that didn’t break the law). For the bib, I used the inside lining of my old purse to do the backside and for the crochet purse I snatched the magnetic clasp to help close it! I also managed to salvage a small zipper, two purse handles, the cross body strap and a few decorative buckles. Not sure when I will use them, but I am sure they will serve a purpose at some point in my crafting future.
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One response to “I’m definetly NOT a seamstress

  1. LubbyGirl says:

    That is exactly what I do with these things – reuse them in other things! I can almost get giddy when I find an old purse with great handles and zippers and other hardware that I can reuse. But I never thought of using the liner on a bib. Neat idea.

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