>I Made A Purse!

>The evolution of my blog stalking went something like this:

February 2010: Little man is born and I spend hours every day nursing him and reading about Susan‘s amazing journey from giving birth to running a marathon in 1 year. Her blog was recommended to me by a fellow runner on babyfit.com.

October 2010: I am introduced to the world of couponing. I find Hip 2 Save, The Grocery Game (not a blog, but a lifesaver for me), and possibly most importantly Thrifty Decor Chick. That was my jumping off point! For half a year I hopped around the world of decorating on a budget, meal planning, home organization, and crafting. I didn’t have the means to do anything (thank you Dave Ramsey for giving me self control), and so I bookmarked. I have page upon page of projects that I would love to try! Some involved sewing, some paitning, some building, some crafting… but they were all things that spoke to me.

April 2011: I discover sewing blogs. Oh-em-gee! My love! Where have you been all my life?! I also borrowed my sewing machine from a friend this month.

May 2011: Oh wait, that’s today.

So back in October, or near after, I came across Jaime’s gem of a tutorial for her bias tape bag.  I bookmarked it, along with everything else, and went on my way.

Flash forward to this past weekend! For mother’s day, I received gift cards to spend at fabric stores and I was in heaven! This is my first time to have more than $5 to spend on fabric at any given time. A quick browse through my saved projects and I knew what I was making…

{Jaime’s bag!}

I can not recommend this tutorial enough. The purse it makes is great, and I have gotten so many compliments on it. It was easy enough for me to make, but challenging enough that I felt accomplished (that doesn’t necessarily mean it was really challenging… hehe).
{My bag!}
Anyway, I knocked this out Sunday evening. It took a few hours, and I was able to take it to work Monday morning!
I wish I could tell you what fabrics I useds, but I only purchased 1/4 yards of each and when I looked, there’s no fabric information on the sides. Both were purchased at Hancock’s Fabrics.
I’m going to link this one up a few different places since I’m so darn proud of it! I hope y’all will all go visit Jaime and try out her great tutorial!
{Another of Jaime‘s bags!}

About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

Posted on May 10, 2011, in I made it, Sewing, Tutorial. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. >i JUST asked everyone what the first blog they ever read was! how funny. for me it was centsational girl. too fun:)YOURS, MINE AND OURS

  2. >Very cute–you did a great job!

  3. >Love the purse. Good job:)

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