Wednesday, September 11, 2013

About a Sewing Class and a Tote Bag


Last year, when I participated in a yarn crawl, I discovered Fabric Bliss, an adorable yarn and fabric store located in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver.

I was only interested in Fabric Bliss' yarn back then, but now that I have a budding interest in sewing I decided to pop in and check out their fabric and their sewing classes.  I'm so glad that I did!

I ended up signing up for their Intro to Sewing class and making the reversible tote bag pictured above. Isn't it awesome?  It's so perfect for toting around my knitting projects.

I seriously loved every part of the class.  I loved picking out my fabric because there were so many fun prints to choose from.  I loved learning how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine so that I can be an independent sewist who knows how to do that sort of thing.  I loved our teacher, Jackie, who was patient and nice and explained everything clearly.  And I loved all my classmates who were just as eager and nervous as I was.  Here we all are with our finished bags:


I had such a great time at this class and I learned so much that I can't wait to sign up for another one.  I'm thinking about doing the Hem your Pants class because pants never fit me or maybe the Zippers Made Easy class so that I can start sewing more serious things like dresses.

If you could take a sewing class, which one would it be?


I still can't get over the fact that I made such a professional looking bag.  It even has gussets! And I know what gussets are now!  Nailing it.

xoxo
Laura

25 comments:

  1. Your bag is gorgeous! And congrats on diving in with gusto into a new hobby.

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  2. Wow, that is an impressive first sewing project! Love the fabrics you chose. Tote bags are my favorite bag silhouette... so roomy and comfy to carry. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Beautiful !!! congratulations, It looks very professional

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  4. Congratulations! It looks great! Gussets are great. Except for diamond gussets, those are the worst ever. I'm excited to hear about your upcoming classes!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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    1. Oh yikes, I don't even know what a diamond gusset is... maybe I'll keep it that way for a while. ;-)

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  5. I love it! You did a fantastic job. I really like the blue ship fabric. The first sewing class I took I made a tote bag too! :)

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  6. Wonderful, well done you. I think I would make a bag as well if I could, I do love a nice new bag. I'll be waiting to see what you make next!

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  7. I love the fabrics you chose, absolutely beautiful and cute! The photos are really good too :)
    Looking forward to seeing your next sewing projects!
    x

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    1. Thanks! I love nautical themed everything.

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  8. how exciting :)
    i would definitely take the zippers class......I hate zippers and it hinders my sewing project greatly lol

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    1. That makes sense to me; I have no idea how I would even begin to sew a zipper. ;-)

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  9. It looks great! The whole gang picked such cute prints. I learned to sew after being an avid knitter too and it was a great feeling to be able to have a completed project so fast. Isn't fun?

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    1. Yes, I love how quickly we made these bags. Instant gratification!

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  10. looks nice :) i wish i didnt quit my bag making class before :( got discouraged bec i had a hard time learning how to use the sewing machine ^^

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  11. This is such a CUTE bag for your knitting. Which reminds me, I should sew myself another knitting bag, I have too many works in progress using up all my bags :)

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  12. Lovely bag not sure what sewing class I'd go in for maybe dress making x

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  13. Love your bag...well done. It is so nice to meet other friends through craft classes :) I think people that craft are some of the nicest people you will meet.

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