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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sew Hard! Grr!

Aloha Bloggerinos,

I'm trying to make this bag that I bought a pattern for from John Lewis. Now, when it says "easy", what it actually means is "really confusing and difficult and not something you can do in an afternoon".

I decided that the instructions were too hard and perhaps if I left them on the floor and came back to them it would be easier. I was wrong.

Grrrr back to basic sewing for me then!


Do any of you use sewing patterns?

Toodlepip!

xx

11 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to but i'm terrified and don't have time. I love the chair btw! I've been looking for one similar. Where's it from? Is it comfy on the back?

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  2. This is my fav chair ever, I'm sitting in it as I type this actually! It is from IKEA and was around the £60 mark. I bought it a year ago but saw it in there about a month ago so it's prob still there.
    It's really comfy and I love that it is practically (ie has wheels) but also looks appealing.
    Hmmm, I have written quite a lot about my chair havent I?! haha
    xxxxx

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  3. i love that chair of urs. I bought a sewing pattern from a shop for me dress that I had to make for textiles. It went pretty well for me. Just take your time and it'll look perfect in the the end :)

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  4. I actually find sewing patterns much easier than doing anything without. To me it's just really relaxing to have everything prepared for you and instructions.

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  5. I use home made sewing patterns.

    My mum's an ex seamstress so she can copy patterns really quickly so I do rop her into making things for me

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  6. Good luck with the sewing ^^ Fighting!

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  7. I found out a long time ago the more complicated the pattern, the better I do because I pay closer attention to detail since I am afraid I'll mess it up. I mess up the easy ones, probably because I don't pay such close attention.

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  8. I sew most things buy making my own pattern, but sometimes I simply trace/copy the dimensions of something I already own and make adjustments as I see fit to aid in giving it a fresh look. This way it fits but I can still shake things up.

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  9. I have never sewn a bag before but this seems fun. Can't wait for the outcome :)


    <3

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  10. Ah the old "leave on the floor and come back later" chestnut. Sometimes it works.. other times it does not :(

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  11. i brought a bag pattern and some material from a little shop near where i live (northampton) it was really quite easy and i enjoyed making it, although it was fun to make, it was quite pricey but has lasted me forever!

    www.hevzibev.blogspot.co.uk

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