Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Needle and the Damage Done

I came across this cool little crayon carrier one day and thought I’m going to make that for Lana. I also thought what a cute gift that would be for her little friends. I had high hope of making dozens of these crayon carriers. In case you don’t know this about me, I can’t sew, and I blame it on my sewing machine. Let me just show you how my sewing went.

I got all my fabric cut out. I measured everything with my trusty green tape measure because I don’t have one of those really big tables with a ruler stuck on it like they have at Wal-Mart. There is probably something else that I should have used to measure fabric but I don’t own that item.

I did the very stressful job of sewing lines one inch apart, and Lana and Ronnie look at me like I was insane because I was talking to my sewing machine about how I really didn’t like the job it was doing.

Then I pinned the rick rack on and the last piece of fabric on. Do you see a problem? I didn’t….

I sewed the entire thing and then I realized there was a problem.

Luckily I cut out enough material to make two crayon carriers because I this point I really didn’t feel like undoing all my stitches. I had Ronnie double check my layering before I sewed it all together this time. It turned out so cute! As is with just about everything I make it wasn’t my idea, so click HERE to visit Skip to My Lou, the site I found it at.

If you know where the title for this post came from let me know.


Cindy said...

You did a great job! I love the fabric choices! Where did you get the floral?

Shawna said...

Thanks, I got the fabric at Wal-Mart. I wanted to get some darker colors so it wouldn't get dirty so quickly, but my daughter wanted PINK.

Pat said...

I am impressed as usual! You go crafter girl.

JL said...

It is lovely, nice colour combo, you did a good job.

I wanted to sew one for myself as a crochet needle bag and one for DD's crayons the moment i saw e turtorial, have'nt been able to find that dark tone, thick fabric.

Elizabeth said...

That is soooooooo cute! I really think they could use you on the enrichement board!!!