Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sewing Class


Back in the Spring I went to the Mary Engelbreit event and got the chance to meet Amy Butler.  When I got back home,  I bought a great pattern at a local store of one of her bags.  I bought the fabric, brought it home, open the pattern and felt overwhelmed!  I hadn't sewn in years and forgot everything!
There is a Be Sew Inn nearby me and I went in to look around.  They sell Baby Locks! The lady working there told me that they had sewing classes (which is the hook to get you to buy a machine from them).  
We went on vaca and I kind of forgot about it.  When we got back, I saw the pattern laying on the table and decided to just go sign up.  So, I did and then called Leslie (one of my partners in crime ) and told her she had to sign up too.  She thought about it for and hour and then decided to do it too. I called another partner in crime, Misti and she already had a busy summer schedule.
So far Leslie and I have made bags.

My bag
Me sewing my handle.
Leslie working away!
Leslie's, mine and Kim's bag

......and YES Leslie and I bought a machine!!! LOL!

We are sewing up our aprons next week:)


  1. Very Nice & Cute Bags! You both are so talented! Sylvia :)

  2. hey doll,
    eeekk these bags are delish.
    great job!!!

  3. Your bags look great!! I have some of that "authentic" fabric.

  4. I LOVE these bags! I have been ordering some upholstery & drapery remnants to use for this purpose. I'm bidding on an industrial strength machine at this moment! I'm really looking forward to joining you gals in the crafting world and displaying my creations and re-purposed/re-finished items this Fall! I added your button to my page. Looking forward to following you!

  5. Love your new bags Shelley! You are a machine. I hope you never loose your creative speed!
    Thanks for the sweet comment about the little pillows.
    See you next week in class.......................

  6. oh dear... love your bag!!! l.o.v.e.
    Tell Misit and Leslie I said HELLO!!

  7. Hey Shelley!!! Love the great bags!! The fabric you used is terrific!! Can't wait to see more cool sewing projects!!

  8. GREEN with envy!

    What's great about being able to sew, is what you create is not only beautiful, but functional too!

  9. I love sewing too. The hand bags look great! Thanks so much fro visiting my blog! Happy summer!

    Sandy xox

  10. Sew sew sew!!! Love these bags and can't wait to see your aprons! I just love sewing so much. I have some ideas for new projects and can't wait to get started! Hope you're having a lovely week.

  11. Love the bags. Can't wait to see the aprons. I think I might enjoy a sewing class to learn the proper use for my machine. Going to look for one now. :-)

  12. Your purse turned out SO CUTE! Is there anything you CAN'T do? Love it!

  13. You ladies rocked the bags! Love them! And good for you buying, I mean, investing in a sewing machine!!

  14. EEK! Is there anything you CAN'T do? Beautiful. I especially love the one in the middle. xo Molly

  15. You are really in a creative zone. I can't wait to see your goods in person. Big hug to you!

  16. CUTE bags! :o) Glad you're havin' fun!

  17. Soooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Love the bags & those flowers in the post before this are adorable. I didn't do that EZine. Now, I'm thinking I SHOULD! You have done some darling ones. Thanks for your email & I will email back soon. Just back from California & am bushed. Hubs is doing fine. We are in the waiting mode & it stinks. He & I are both ready to get this over with. Scared but, ready. Thanks for your prayers, concern, support & friendship. Oh by the way, I mentioned you in my post because I thought of you many time while out there playing with the other mermaids. HUGS! Charlene

  18. Your adorable bag is making me want to get sewing this weekend! I think it's great that sewing is popular again. It's so fun to sit back and admire something you've created. When someone compliments you on your bag, and you say "I made it myself", you'll feel like a million bucks!

  19. You talented girl you!!!

    Can't wait to see what else you create!!

    Have a great weekend!


  20. You make me want to shovel my way into my sewing room ... wonder if the machines still work LOL.
    Can't wait to see all the great things you will be making.

  21. How did I miss this darling bag??!!!?!?!
    I really like the colors and patterns you used!
    Nice job!


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