Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fun with the sewing machine!!

I'm so excited!! I've been able to do some sewing, and it turned out so cute!! But our darn internet has been acting up again, so I haven't been able to post!! I think we have that issue all figured out now. Verizon had an unlimited plan now, and while it's not cheap - especially on top of the bill we already had- it isn't much more than paying for our internet and phone bill separately. We are giving it a few days and if everything looks good, we will be telling our current internet company to come and get their equipment!!! So far, everything looks to be working great and I'm so happy to be able to watch shows at the same time the rest of the family is watching theirs (we were having to take turns and even that didn't usually work). And it looks like blogging will be a lot faster as well!!

Okay, on to what I've been 'making'..
I finally got a couple more bags made, and yes, they both have knitting projects in them already!! :)  I have been playing around with changing up a pattern that I'm using (actually at this point it's a combination of about 3 patterns) and working on sizing that I like as well. The small one is perfect for a hat or sock project. I was hoping that the larger one would work for everything else, but it might be just a bit small. The baby blanket is getting too big for it, but I expected that. I will have to put a larger shawl project in there and see if that will fit or if the bag needs to be a bit bigger. Also, while I think mid-weight interfacing works really good for the zipper bags, it makes the draw string area too stiff with these, so my next bags will have lighter interfacing.

If you are wondering, yes, I'm hoping to start making these to sell soon. I want to perfect my technique and also be able to provide a couple different options before opening up a Etsy shop. I think these are just about ready, next up will be zipper bags:) I am hoping to be able to have a give-away in the next week or so too, so please keep an eye out for that!!

Linking up with Nicole of Frontier Dreams and her 'Keep Calm and Craft On' blog hop. 


  1. Shannon, well done on your bags! I really like the prints you have used. I look forward to seeing the opening of your Etsy shop.

  2. Looks super professional! I had to sell my sewing machine, because I never got to make anything on it :)

  3. Those are lovely! One of my goals is to clear out a space in my room for my sewing machine always to be at the ready, so I can really start to sew for real.

  4. Love the bags! Perfect for knitting! Hmmm... I should make some.. lol! xx