Sunday, August 19, 2012

Learning to sew, project #3

As some of you know, my goal for the summer was to teach myself how to sew. This week, I decided to try my hand at making a sleeve for my Nook Color. I Googled tutorials for Nook sleeves and stumbled upon this FABULOUS tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. Her instructions are great, and I followed them exactly. The only change I made was that I didn't use minky fabric because I was trying to go as cheap as possible... If I get good at this, I will opt for the minky and make gifts for people.

This was only the third sewing project I've ever attempted. The zipper was quite frustrating, but I got through it. (Thank goodness for seam rippers and a sense of humor.) I am going to try one more for my mom today. :)


Anonymous said...

I think with learning to sew, no minky is a good thing. The way the fabric moves on you makes it terribly difficult! Great job!

Anelle Ammons said...

One of my first few projects was a sleeve for my laptop. It really teaches you lots of different techniques, as well as lots of confidence! You're ready for anything now!