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Another afternoon of sewing !

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Hey again,

Hope everyone is having a great day today, and if you are working on a project, I hope you are having a great time piecing it together 🙂

Today I decided that I was tired of carrying my phone in my pocket  or throwing it loose in my purse. It is still in great shape as of right now, but I am nervous that the next time it may not always get away scratch free! So this is the quick solution and stash buster that I quickly got done up! I looked online and found a few patterns (mostly sized for Apple phones) that had to be purchased. Well I recently just bought a few pattern and knew that Jay would shake his head if I were to buy one for something so small and could probably sit and figure out myself!  So I started cutting and measuring by eye and here is what I had come up with!

Fabric used!  Plain with some small polkadots!

Fabric used! Plain with some small polkadots!

Two matching pieces right sides together and interfacing on top!

Two matching pieces right sides together and interfacing on top!

Two Pieces before stitched!

Two Pieces before stitched!

Ready for a 2nd pressing than pin and stitch together!

Ready for a 2nd pressing than pin and stitch together!

Finished! Simple, not fancy- pretty well made just made for me haha

Finished! Simple, not fancy- pretty well made just made for me haha

On a funny side note, I noticed how I have become much closer friends with my iron and interfacing!  See, I admit when I first started sewing, I preferred quick  projects that used little supplies and took as little time as possible! Now I enjoy taking on bigger projects, or ensuring that my smaller projects turn out much nicer than they used too! Interfacing really does help to make a project look nicely done, even if it is just a little phone case. Pressing your pieces will help them from bulking up and also give a nice clean finished look! These two small steps will also help make stitching in a straight line much easier! The interfacing adds enough weight so your outer and lining material isn’t slipping as much! Pinning also has become a much easier habit! Lots of neat little tricks to make any project just a little easier and helps set you up for success!!

Well thank you for stopping in again or perhaps even for your first time!  I must admit I am finding it much easier to do my blogging now!  Even if it is just to have a virtual space to document my own journey in making silly little items!  I used to cringe after re-reading my posts! Now, since I have visited ‘The Thinking Closet’ and read a really well written advice piece by Lauren on blogging tips, I am still working on changing a few bad habits (obviously not being less wordy yet haha sorry guys). It’s been much easier– drafting is becoming a very familiar territory!

Anywho, our lives must go on, so I bid you farewell for now! If you have any tips for beginner sewers ie: trial and errors or new habits you have incorporated I would love to hear in the comments!

Stay Silly my friends

Chels

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