My Sewing Lesson
Remember "My Outing on March 24th* blog entry? It's when I finally found a (somewhat) local store that sells oil cloth? Well, I have finally started doing something with it!
Saturday I drove out to Lezlei's, who had offered to give me a sewing lesson. Well, she didn't really *offer*, I asked and she said yes. I'm writing this because Lezlei is moving to Texas next weekend and should have probably been packing, but she took the entire day/night to give me sewing lessons. Now THAT'S a true friend!
So after setting up, cutting, and making my first 2 bags (see below), we had worked up an appetite.
The table. Set up with not 1 but 2 sewing machines! And guess which one Lezlei let ME use? That's right . . . the Bernina. And although I only have an old singer machine, I had heard about Berninas.
First bag I made using oil cloth
My second bag using a cotton fabric with a similar print as my oil cloth bag
And LOOK! I even learned how to make a lining!!
So we took time out to grab some grub at a local BBQ spot, Joey's Barbecue. After the #4 which included 1 beef rib, 1 sausage (ground, seasoned and stuffed right there at Joey's), chicken, bbq baked beans (the best ever), a baked yam with butter AND marshmallow cream, garlic bread, and a fresh squeezed lemonade, I thought it was "all over but the shoutin'" for getting back to all that sewing. I needed a nap!
When we returned, I made a pretty simple draw string wine bag to ease back into the groove of things.
But then it was on to the coupon wallet. I have to tell you, working with oil cloth is not as easy as working with cotton. Here's a photo of my almost finished coupon wallet:
The double folded bias tape I bought is only 1/4" and is way too thin for my wallet. Fortunately I saved the receipt and can take my 3 packages back to JoAnn's today and get the 1/2" size and finish my wallet:
Here is the outside - closed and without the bias tape yet. I made the cover from some of the oil cloth:
Didn't get home until after midnight! And I still needed to get my clothes ironed for the Teen Driver Safety Fair today in El Monte. Oh darn it!:_($@ it's almost 10:00, and I have to be there at 11:00am and it's 50 miles from home!
Gotta run - have a great day today!!