On Monday night, I finally tried out the Christmas present from my wonderful husband.
Believe it or not, I got the darn thing threaded on the first try. I was quite impressed with myself given it's been over 3 years since I last sewed on a machine - and it had been 10+ years since the time before that. I LOVE my sewing machine. It's simple, lightweight and has enough fun attachments to make it seem fun but not overwhelming.
So what was I sewing???
Right there on the ironing board...
That blue cube of fabric is the inside lining for the eight pocket two-tone carryall tote. Yep - the tote bag has emerged from hibernation.
I got the lining instructions thanks to the tutorial by Cocoa Cream. Now - my lining is nothing fancy and my sewing skills are less than expert. My lining looks NOTHING like Cocoa Cream's as she took the time to measure and cut straight. I, on the other hand, was not so neat. Some would call it sloppy or unfinished or mediocre. Let's just call my lining "organic", shall we? And no close ups of it either.
All the lining pieces are finished so now comes the time consuming task of hand sewing them all into place. Plus I need to assemble all the bag pieces together. So while the project is out of hibernation, there is still much to be completed. But stay tuned - the end is in sight!