Friday, February 27, 2015

Finished Just in Time!

I made it.  I finished up my Super Tote yesterday.  I am really happy with how it turned out and excited to put it to use.  Putting it all together did include a few new things for me.  The first time trying a recessed zipper, and I also made the piping for the front pocket.  Making piping wasn't as hard as I imagined and I really like how it finishes off the front. 

I was unsure if I wanted to attempt the recessed zipper, as I haven't had much luck in putting in zippers in the past.  I am glad I went for it and think it turned out pretty good.  I have been wanting to try my hand at some other projects with zippers so hopefully they will go easier now. 
I did add two inside pockets as well as the outer pocket.
This was my February goal for ALYoF.  I am number 111 on the goal setting post.
This also makes finish number 2 for my first quarter goals.  I really need to get busy on those goals.  I can't believe how fast the last two months have gone and I am sure March is going to go just as fast. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Finish and February's Goal

I finally made a cover for my sewing machine. Yay!  I have needed to get it done for a while now but kept finding other things to do.  It feels good to finally check it off the list.  This is also my first finish from my Finish A-Long Q1 goals. 

It did come out slightly too small but it should keep most of the dust off my sewing machine. 
And now for my February ALYoF goal. I have plans to make a Super Tote from the Noodlehead pattern.  I had fabrics picked out when I added it to my Q1 goals, but I think I have changed my mind. Surprise, Surprise. =) I do like to change my mind a lot.