Monday, May 18, 2009

Sew therapy

It's been a rough week around here. After a particularly hard day, I was due for some "sew therapy." I began cutting out the pieces for the "Pleated Beauty Handbag" from "Bend the Rules Sewing," but got distracted when I started thinking about whether or not I wanted to include the free-motion machine embroidery (and whether or not I could even do that...). So I pulled out the sewing-machine manual and the box of parts, and lo and behold, I have a darning plate! Who knew? So I messed around with curvy lines and a flower. I definitely have a way to go to do this right, but it sure was fun and satisfying for a first try! (The flower looks better with a button center. Maybe I'll do that on my bag?)

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