September 8, 2010

Improving My Sewing Skills

I learned about an online sewing class recently.  It sounded awesome.  The cost is $60.  It gives you access to all kinds of information and tutorials.  Basically, the class consists of 26 projects and each project teaches you a new skill.  You have access to all of this information for a year so you just go at your own pace. (If you're interested there is a button on the right side of the blog.)  I know some sewing basics, but I'm far from a pro.  My mom could teach me everything I need to know, but distance makes that difficult.  So, this is perfect for me!  I was very eager at first and completed three projects with the motivation of giving them as a gifts.  Lisa had given me a bunch of navy polka dot fabric to match her wedding colors so I put it to good use and made her a few things.

I learned how to do a zipper and made this cute little pouch.

Cute little polka dots inside.
Zippered Pouch

A birdie bag!  How cute is that?  Lisa and John have a thing with birdies so this fits.
Birdie Bag

Learned how to do a draw string in this one.  This will be the bride's bridal emergency bag.
Gift Bag

I filled it with these cute luggage tags.  One for each girl attending the bachelorette weekend.
Luggage Tag Favors

And also made a birdie shirt for the bride.
Birdie Shirt


Robyn THE Mama Lion said...

Your crafting puts my burp rags to shame;o) Good job!!

mrossi0513 said...

Dena, I absolutely love everything! You are amazing. I put all of my bridal jewelry in the "L" pouch so everything is in one place for the big day. Love love love.

Pam said...

Amazing things Dena! WOW!

The Bonjour Four said...

great job! love everything you've mad. and im missing your blogs too my friend. :)

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

DENA, WOW!!! I am so proud of you! These are simply amazing!! I hope you put more of this on your web site for sale!!