I CAN SEW !!!!!

Isn’t this a lovely piece of material (above) I have had it for about a year now and apart from covering my shopping trolley with it…I havn’t done much else. So the other day I dug it out. You see I have an itch in my head…you know the type! I wanted to make something, but wasnt really sure how! and I wanted to use this material….so yesterday I started….surely it wouldn’t take long!!!!

I layed out my material and cut it to the right size, including a lovely old french linen sheet for the lining and preceeded to sew it altogether on my lovely sewing machine (you have to talk nicely to the sewing machine you know! coz if you dont it picks up bad vibes and starts going wrong!)….

BUT someone in the house must have been having bad thoughts just at that moment, coz look what happened…all the underneath started to jam and knot up in a most angry manner! OH POPPYCOCK!…

As I got up from my chair Max looked at me very guiltily!….I reckon he must of been having bad thoughts…prabably about that cat again!! oh I could just scream…what wasn’t going to take long, was now turning into an olympic event!


Then I remembered the conversation that I had had with my lovely mother-in-law the other day and she said that IKEA cotton was the best and to use that if my machine ever played up….so I started looking for some…surely I had this magic cotton…I have most things, as I love to buy all the bits…! LOL.

I had a look here….

Here….


…and here…but still I could not find it…..but what i did find was…..

These vintage pinking shears, and this lovely green checked ruler…Great finds and I havn’t even spent any money! LOL….Phew I am getting good!


Then I had a brainwave…Lets look in my sewing box….I dont know why but I keep this in my lounge and often forget whats in it!

Success! At last I can carry on with making my bag….only 4 hours later!

Thats what I hate about sewing – its one thing after another…I dont think my machine likes me very much…now! if it did like me sewing would be a pleasure…without a hitch going wrong!

I started sorting out the tension, because I have never really got to grips with that!…I have lost the manual long ago and after a further hour I had sorted that out too and my machine was at last smiling at me! I have made her all better…she is now working like a dream!

…and after all that – this is the end result…its not perfect, but its perfect for me! I love this vintage material and I think I’ll be making quite a few more items from it…even though it took me forever! hopefully it won’t take so long next time now that I have sorted out my machine 🙂


Have you made anything that you are proud of lately 🙂

Love Happy x

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