In these days I am trying to improve my sewing skills. I am a self-taught sewer and I really enjoy it. I have some magazines, e-books and pinned tutorials on Pinterest, which help me during my work. In this way a big part of my sewing time is spent with fixing the mistakes. Although sewing is not as relaxing as crocheting I like even that it makes me thinking all the time: which sides sew together at first, how to unravel the edges, what type of stitch to use etc. So I find sewing also a brain work!
On the last weekend I have made a bag for myself and during this weekend I have sewed bags for my mum and mum-in-law for Mother's Day gift and for my sister-in-law who has her nameday on Thursday. They liked their gifts! My sister-in-law is the biggest fun of my crafts and she was so happy that I made something especially for her. Although I have used just two colors, I tried to make different for everyone of us fit to our personal needs.
I choosed two fabrics in neutral colors. The grey fabric is really thick and a strong; maybe this is originally for outdoor pillowcases, covers or for placemats. The orange one is lighter but still enough thick for a bag. And the best thing is that I have found a new fabric store in nearby where everything is at discount price! And they are keeping also exclusive fabrics for extremely good prices. Plus they have lot of textiles from Italy.
In the next two posts I will describe the bags in detail. They were really easy and fun to make even without a step-by-step pattern!