Make A Bag – MMC

My sister does volunteer work at MCC. She was telling me about this sewing project and I thought “well, I can do that”. I admit I’m not the best seamstress but I try.

It’s a simple sewing project. School bags  For needy children. I got some fabrics from my sister. Some were pre-cut so I started one today. I made a few mistakes but now I know what it was I did wrong and can fix it with the next bag.

I saw it when I ironed the edges that the fabric wasn’t cut perfectly, but I didn’t fix it. That’s where I went wrong.


A draw string is going in at the top.


Very uneven.


I doubled my stitch cause I wasn’t happy with just one. But it doesn’t look very nice.


I’ll do better on the next one. Measure and cut before I do anything. The fabric wasn’t cut to the right size. Always learning  🙂

So this is the second one. What is wrong here? I did cut the right size and its fine but the stitch??


Maybe this inst the project for me? 🙁 To be honest, I could make these so much easier if I didn’t have to make this edging. Or used a different stitch. I am giving up for today. Can’t sew until I find out what I am doing wrong.



Reversable Jean Bag

I have been looking at all my old jeans that I just didn’t want to throw out and I decided that there had to be something I could make with them. Off to google I went! Wow, I didn’t know that there were so many things I could make. I took some old wide legged jeans and started pulling them apart. The leftover parts will go to an different project.

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Once that was done I found some fabric and took the pockets off some old cargo pants.


Next I measured and measured and figured out my pattern. Once that was done it was all about the cut, cut, snip, snip, sew, sew. Oops, redo, sew, sew….

And this is what I came up with.

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I think I did pretty good. It’s not prefect but I do like it. The pockets are just the right size for my phone. I think I will try to back another one but a bit smaller and not so wide.

It’s True!

Yes! It really did happen. Our neighbors below us are gone. There is no more Dippy! Woohooo! There has been a lot of work going on down there but its empty. Not sure if they are selling or if some other family member will be moving in. As long as the new people dont smoke and if they have a dog, they clean up after him and keep him quiet, I’ll be very happy.

It has been very peaceful around here this past month. So nice not smelling dog shit and pot smoke. I love my home again. I’m getting excited about using my sundeck this summer. This weekend is our turn to clean our deck. Every year each floor gets to clean their decks. We get the pressure washer out and clean winter off. Its surprising how dirty everything can get.

Once its clean and dry I can put out all my lights and patio stuff. Maybe have people over for bbq’s this year. Would be nice. We didnt have anyone over for dinners last summer because of the dog shit smell. But now we can 🙂

Anyways, I am starting a few new craft projects. I have set up my sewing machine and rearranged the eating area so I have more room to work in there. Since Gregg and I hardly ever use the kitchen table its no big deal if  I use it for my crafts. We usually end up eating in the living room and watching TV.

I will post pics of my projects as I do them. Off I go!

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