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First project: a drawstring bag

my drawstring bagAs I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been taking sewing lessons and it’s actually going pretty well.

I love my classes. The studio space is nice and the instructor is great. I only wish that we had more time to practice and learn – maybe two classes a week would have been better.

So far we’ve learned all about fabrics, how to thread a sewing machine, how to do basic stitches and seams, how to read patterns, and more.  As well, I’m starting to get used to the fabric store and how to navigate it (it can be overwhelming), and I finally know what a serger is and what it’s for. 

I’ve already picked out the skirt pattern and fabric that I’ll be using for my final project. It’s amazing to think we’ll be attempting to make a skirt in just a few weeks when we’ve only just made our first item.

That’s right. This week we completed our first project: a drawstring bag!

It was pretty easy and by the end of it I was impressed and excited.  I know, I know, it’s simple but each little step matters!

Next up? A zippered pouch!