I have been watching the video tutorials on http://www.craftsy.com/classes/sewing. They are really good. There is a free one for a tote bag and small pouch. You can print out patterns and directions. I didn't realize that so much ironing was involved with sewing. However, it really seems to help.
|While I was cutting out the fabric I had no clue what I was doing.|
I carefully pinned everything before sewing. It came out fairly straight.
Final product. Baby goes (I think) inside the pocket. I think that my sister is going to hand sew a lining on the inside. It does seem odd to put a baby in a pocket though.
It was easy to sew onto the fleece. I was a little nervous because it was so expensive. I really need to find a cheap source for fabric! Ever since I went overboard on The Wiggles toys, I have sworn off Ebay!
Below is apron #2. I did try the pocket this time. It was easy. I didn't use the pattern one, I just sewed this one on. I did go to Michael's and buy some cream colored ribbon. I tried to gift this to my sister but she hated it. She switched with my mom. I love this fabric. (Thanks again, #Gretchen!)
What's new? I think I am going to try a simple bag. I got a free lesson on Crafty for making the double-sided bag. However, it was a bit over my skill level at this point.