Ugh, grown-up life! How does anyone find time to do anything while working full time? I’m sad to admit that sewing has really fallen by the wayside behind playing video games! That’s half the reason why I haven’t been updating – I have nothing to update my blog with because I haven’t been sewing :(.
BUT, even though I may not have any new sewing projects to show you, I do have old ones to show! Let me show you guys my Apple Weekender Bag, my good friend on all holidays and overnight trips.
I made this bag five years ago for my first trip to Japan ever. I had been sewing on and off before then but this was my first very serious sewing project. I remember I was fearless back then! I used a pattern that was meant for a bag a quarter of its size and blew it up, added piping and added my own lining. I didn’t think, I just tried it all out and it turned out really well. Not everything I made back then turned out well with that sort of attitude though!
I have to admit, nowadays I sew very cautiously and I’m often very scared to try new things that i’m not confident in. I still shudder to even try and sew with anything other than cotton or cotton blend. I look at pleats and chiffon and I just give up. I wonder if it’s because now that I know more, I know how ‘hard’ things are and therefore I don’t even want to try it? All over the internet now there are articles that say you must do this like this, and take your time etc. etc. Back in the day all I knew is I wanted a lined bag with some piping and just set out and made it. I never even knew that any of these things could be time consuming or difficult beforehand. Obviously I found out when I did it, but by then I had already committed and then I had to do it anyway!
Whatever the reason is, I sometimes wish I could sew like when I was younger. Carefree sewing seems so novel now! Have any of you found your sewing habits have changed since you started?