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Monday, October 4, 2010

Failing to Accept Defeat

Let's begin by admiring my new lined pouch.


Isn't the green lovely? And that gorgeous crocheted flower that Nima sent me as part of her giveaway?
Look how successfully I've used the zipper foot for the first time ever!



Let's not notice how the "rectangular" pouch is actually more of a very strange quadrilateral. Let's dwell on the fact that it can hold my calculator and pens. And that I used photos which minimize the non-rectangular nature of the pouch.

Let us conclude by acknowledging that I can't sew using a machine and that it's a very very good thing I stitched my ladybug bag by hand.

Let us also acknowledge that this failure is not going to stop me from trying again.

16 comments:

Robin said...

Cute! And you learned along the way. If you can do a zipper that well the first time, there is no limit to what you and your machine can create.

Annie said...

It looks great in the pretty fabby with the flower embellishment. A little more practice and you will bond with your machine!

Carol said...

Your little pouch looks great--better than I could have done. I haven't dared put a zipper in anything in over 30 years! You know that the more you practice, the better your machine-sewing skills will get. I really love the fabric and, as you say, it is perfectly great to hold your school supplies. I'll bet that is the best looking pencil case on campus :)

Silverlotus said...

Way to go! Sewing is difficult, and zippers are extra hard. I'm so glad that you don't see it as a failure (I think it looks great), but rather as encouragement to try again! Good for you.

Julie M said...

You did way better than I would have! I won't even try a zipper foot! I think it turned out just fine and I love the crochet flower!

Kttycat said...

I think it looks really really good! Defiantly don't stop using that sewing machine... it can only get better. :)

Lumiruusu said...

I think you have done grat job!
I just wrote in my blog
( on the Finish text) that I could never in my wildest dreams to sew a bag like I get on the exchange.

I think I am missing that part in my little brains that is needed to get all the pieces of the fabric to the right places:D
I have accepted that I just cant knit or sew..but I love to
cross-stitch and that's ok for me.

Mel said...

It looks just fine.

I am currently in the midst of figuring out how to resolve my bad, not straight stitching with the sewing machine on my hummingbirds. So you are not alone! :)

Jules said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that is a true beauty! And so long as it's functional, what else can you ask for!

Melissa said...

Your bag looks great. Love the fabric and the pretty crocheted flower.

D@isy said...

Blu,

But nice work.

I love the pink woven.
Greetings

Meari said...

It turned out cute.

Chris said...

Hi Blu,
I think that your sewing looks great. I don't sew...at all:( I guess that if I really wanted to I could learn. But I guess I really don't wan to.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a great Wednesday!

natalie said...

I can't work a sewing machine very well either, but I do keep trying! Good luck!

Lynn said...

I'll tell you, it's better than anything I could have done. I'm sewing machine challenged and haven't gone near one since high school. I'm thinking of taking a course after I retire.
I'm glad you've decided to keep trying. I think it looks great and I'm amazed at the fact that you had no problems with the zipper!

Janaina said...

Jealous moment right now...
Pouch's looking lovely. =)