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Saturday, November 19, 2011
November FNSI Results
Friday Night Sew-In was a success at my house! I had a bit of an early start, which was a good thing because I really needed the extra time. I had selected my fabrics - I needed one main fabric and one coordinating fabric for the lining/pockets for each set of tea totes and tissue holders. I chose darker colours because I don't know about you but the bottom of my purse can get pretty murky! My early start allowed me to pre-cut all of the fabric prior to starting my sewing for the evening. It is just as well because I didn't finish up until after 11 pm and by then I was really tired and making silly mistakes like sewing the main fabric wrong side out!
First off, I made a test set and they looked pretty good to me so I was off to the races and I made seven more sets. One for each of my sisters, my Mom, and one for me of course. The tutorials were very easy to follow and I found the tissue holder very simple to make. The tea totes were a little more complicated and I made a slight change to the closure from a button tab to a velcro tab. It just worked better for me. I just need to hand-stitch the turning opening on the tea totes and then these Christmas gifts will be complete.