Today I want to share with you a sewing project/attempt I did recently. We got a kindle from a raffle about three weeks ago and I wanted it to have some kind of protection from natural elements and also from "kid danger", so I decided it needed a pocket. Granted there's a bunch in Amazon.com that I can purchase, you know me, I don't really buy stuff anymore, I just make 'em.
I got some 2 yard cut of fabrics at Walmart a couple of weeks ago in their clearance section. They had these fabrics for only $1 each and so I grabbed the designs that spoke to me.
I wanted it to be a bit puffy/soft so it'll protect the kindle better so I machine stitched a batting in between my two fabrics.
The thing that I had the hardest time with is the edging. I had no idea how to add a bias tape on there and the one that I was planning on using was too short for my puffy project so I made my own with a coordinating fabric (also bought for $1 for 2 yards) and used the same one for my ribbon.
Now I'm sure you're wondering, well where's the tutorial for this? To be honest with you guys, I WAS planning on having a step by step tutorial for this. I even had the camera on the table when I started the project but because I felt like I didn't have enough sewing skills to make me a good "teacher" to share the how to on this project, I opted to not take photos. Believe me, if I've did, you'd probably only see photos of me struggling with this project.
I even called my "sewing expert" sister for help on this one as my initial plan was that I wanted it to be reversible. There was even a moment where I wanted to "abandon ship". It was that difficult. But at the end, I figured it was a learning process for me that will "hopefully" help me be better on the next sewing project I tackle.
So with that being said, I urge you try new things and don't worry about the stumbling blocks, they'll make you better the next time around. :)
Till next time,