Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a project I am very proud of. As many of you who follow my blog will know my challenge to myself this year was to teach myself how to machine sew-I had a teacher at school who was a dragon and very much frightened me off sewing for many years but after falling in love with craft I thought this was sad and that I should at least try again! So here is my first ever project with a zip and first ever oilcloth project. I bought some oilcloth remnants online which gave me a lot of small pieces of fabric in lots of random designs to play with-perfect when you only plan little projects with oilcloth and makes it much cheaper! I researched online the best tips for sewing oilcloth fabric and discovered I needed leather needles and a teflon foot for my machine so I invested in these too.
I cut two rectangles using this gorgeous green rose oilcloth and chose a zip which was a complimenting colour. I then machine sewed the zip on to each panel using a zip foot on my machine. Next I opened the zip half way so I could turn it out the right way when I finished sewing the panels together all the way. I sewed the three sides of the panels left with right sides together. I then turned it out and was left with a pretty little vanity bag :-) Cheap and relatively easy to make but are lovely gifts to give-exactly what we need this time of year!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)