Mind you, this is only my second sewing project, so it didn't turn out perfectly. Actually, I'm starting to think that sewing may not be for me, because I am too much of a perfectionist. It is really difficult to get hand sewn (or even machine sewn) projects to look unflawed. But, I'm not giving up just yet. Maybe sewing will actually be a good thing for me, forcing me to "let the small things go."
Here is the original inspiration. (This is where Emily got the idea.) You can purchase the tutorial, but I was able to figure out how to make it by just looking at the pictures.
As a new sewer, here are some things I learned along the way...
- Measure twice, cut once.
- Unless you use a really heavy duty fabric, you need to use a stabilizer in between the layers.
- Sewing on a button isn't as easy as it looks. I had to look up directions. LOL
- I can't sew in a straight line. And, curved corners are REALLY hard to make look perfect.
- Having an iron handy makes hemming a lot easier.
- Thinking backwards is tricky. Once I sewed all the pieces together and turned the holder right-side out, the front was on backwards. I had to rip out the seems and start over.