This past week I completely overwhelmed myself. I don't know how to say "no" but I do know how to get myself into a lot of trouble.
What I mean is that I was ready to prepare my children's birthday party and I thought it would be a great idea to sew 25 totes and backpacks. On Tuesday evening, after some hours of sewing and only 5 bags done I realized it would be absolutely impossible.
So I got up and talked to myself. I'm not super-woman, I have to prioritize and learn to leave certain things undone.
All this said, I left the tutorial for the pouch undone. But I do have several recommendations for you.
We need two different fabrics, one would be the exterior or main fabric, the other one would be the interior or lining fabric. You can use upholstery or cotton, but if you choose cotton be sure to interface it. You will also need a zipper.
We will use the special zipper foot on your machine, but if you don't have it, don't worry, we can use the standard foot. The only diffrence being the amount of zipper you will see.
You can get your fabrics ready using the embroidery stitches on your machines. And if you are brave enough, we can even try to use leather (mind you! a very thin one)
Are you ready? And tell me; have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of labour to do? Do you know how to say "no"? Tell me an anecdote, see if I am not alone here...