If I Can Do It…

It’s not that I think I can’t do anything, it’s that I’m not a seamstress, so if I can sew it, someone with minimal sewing skills can certainly do it too.  I never even took Home Ec in school, I never took a single sewing lesson, I never sat still long enough to let my Mom teach me to sew (she could sew and did!).  But, if you follow my blog at all you know by now that I do muddle along on my sewing machine.

Well, this is pretty elementary, and if you’re a seamstress you’re probably rolling your eyes and thinking, hey, it’s just 2 side seams and 2 little hems at the top, 6 little eyelets and there you have it.  But, well, as easy as it was, I was pretty jazzed that it came out and looked really pretty.

What is it?  A little fabric gift bag with ribbon run through eyelets for a closure.  Initially I was going to do a drawstring, but I started having problems thinking about how to run the drawstring out without having a raw edge, and then I thought…eyelets.  Let me tell you, I love my eyelet tool.  I love tools in general.  I love to go to the hardware store and look at tools.  I love to think of projects that require me to have more tools. Well, I will shut up about that now.

So, I was going to use 2 pieces of fabric, run a seam around 3 sides and do it that way, and then it occurred to me that if I took ONE piece of fabric and just stitched the sides up that would be easier.  It helps to be lazy.  🙂  I suppose this might be more of a pouch than anything else.  What it is is easy.  As I said, if I can do it, anyone can do it.

So, my Handmade Monday offering is this Eyelet Gift Bag.  I hope you enjoy!  And while you’re at it, please go check out Handmade Monday.  Everyone does such beautiful things.  And they really CAN sew, and lots of other things.  In fact, the main reason I’m learning to sew is because I keep going back and getting inspired by everyone over there!  🙂  I’ll be checking them out myself tomorrow (it’s not Monday here in the US yet!)