Monday, July 11, 2005

just call me "sew sista"

Oh, that was really bad...sorry, I had a difficult time thinking of a creative title for this post. I'm pretty sure it's finally safe to post photos of what I made for the back-tack swap, since Bertha should've received her package in the mail today. This is what I created with the materials Superneedle sent me.


I know you may find this hard to believe (probably not), but this was the first sewing I've done since the 8th grade. I was extremely pleased with the finished product since it actually looks like what I was intending to make. I used this tutorial for the pouch and I "winged" the tote from one I had on hand. The came up with the design -- very simple, which is my style. The pouch is my favorite...probably because it was the first thing I made and it was my first attempt at a zipper.

Close-up of pouch:
Lining of pouch:
I hope the recipient likes her gift (if you don't Bertha, please don't tell me in a comment or I think my spirit might be crushed) and doesn't feel cheated that she had an amateur like me as her back-tack buddy.

8 comments:

ke said...

i love the bag! i wish i had seen it in person. great job. you must be a natural!

lindsay said...

awesome bag and pouch! will you make me one if i find you some really cool fabric? tie-dying postcards, sewing bags..what will be next?

Stephanie said...

That bag is so cool! What a great job you did...your swap partner is very lucky!

ellaminnowpea said...

Great bag and pouch! I made a pouch myself, and found it difficult to follow the tutorial. You did great!

Bertha said...

Kristen!! You ROCK! I was away for a few days and came home to my package last night! I am absolutely thrilled with it! Your sewing skills are amazing! I can't believe you haven't sewn in that many years!! I've posted all about your awesomeness on my blog...thank you SO much!!!

hannah said...

kristen your bag looks so awesome! is that zig-zag stitching on the circles? man, zig-zag is where its at. wish i could get my machine to cooperate. nice work sew sista!

tender arts said...

You did a great job! I linked over here via Bertha, of course, and had to read your whole blog! Wishing you and your husband much success and joy in your new endeavor!

jmac said...

Don't you mean, "sexy sew sista"?