Craftsy rocks, in case you didn’t know. They have so many fun classes and projects for everyone. If you made those felt pillows in Home Ec and wished you could make cuter projects then Craftsy is for you. They also have free mini classes. I added a pizza making class to my library and it’s amazing. Other than the obvious sewing and cooking classes that I would sign up for, I’m really impressed with the variety they are acquiring. They have a few metalsmithing classes, and the instructors work at the same places I bought my supplies from in Los Angeles. It’s always fun buying supplies from someone that practices that trade because they can give good advice on techniques or supplies you need. Like I said, I’m impressed they found that gem of a store and added those instructors to their list. They really do get the best industry professionals on board.

I may have a little crush on Craftsy.

And during their last fabric and supplies sale I finally bought the tote bag kit I’ve been eyeing for a while. It came with the fabrics and pattern, but not the button or interfacings. That’s okay, I always have some on hand.

I love it. It’s big, it has Queen Elizabeth on it, and Tula Pink always has such inspiring prints.

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I opted to skip the button, because I couldn’t find one big enough or in a color I liked. But she still peeks out from behind the box pleat, and inside the handles.

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The inside is SUPER roomy. I can even shove my big ol’ laptop in there if I want. It holds a lot of notebooks, has a pocket for a water bottle, and pockets inside to separate your items.

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With lined pockets….OooooOoooOoo.DSC_0280

I used upholstery foam for the bottom and sides of my bag instead of the fusible interfacing. That way I can toss my camera in the bag and not worry about breaking it. It also protects all of my electronics.

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Well, Hello there. 😉DSC_0281

This was my “I haven’t sewn in a while, time to get over my slump” project. And if you need to get over a sewing slump I totally suggest picking a fun project that you love. You’re more likely to finish it and it will be a great reward when you’re done.

All of my patterns are on sale for 30% off until May 1st, with code SPRING30. Or go check out Craftsy and pick a little project you love… Make In A Day Sewing Project Kits . Yep, total enabler. 😉DSC_0307

What do you do to get over your sewing slumps?

 

 

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