sew liberated scavenger bag

ImageThis is one of my very first sewing projects.  Given that fact, I think it turned out pretty well.

I had the hardest time sewing the gussets to the front and back panels.  The directions say that I should smooth the curves as I go so as to avoid tucks and gathering in the seams.  I tried it, but as you can see, there are a lot of tucks and gathers.  It still works for my 2.5 year old, so I’m ok with it.  Hopefully I’ll figure out how to make smooth gussets on a future project.

I got the patterned fabric from a shop in Philly’s fabric row.  The man who sold it to me said a teenager had just bought some to try to make shoes in a fashion design class.  Too cute! I wish I could see those shoes.

Next is the Sew Liberated art satchel.

beautiful bandana cowls

I recently made four bandana cowls as gifts.  Then I made one for myself.  I love this pattern.  It’s quick and it helped me to get comfortable with short rows.  It looks great, too!  I used Madelinetosh Vintage. Her yarn is so soft and smooth.  I also made one in Chunky, which turned out equally well.