In case you were wondering why Annee has been flying solo for a bit, my whole family had the stomach flu last week. While most people were enjoying the Thanksgiving break, we were just trying to keep food down, relax, and get well. I also did more laundry in a week then I normally do in a month.
Getting back to the sewing machine hasn't been my highest priority, and while I'm not planning on making all my Christmas gifts like I did last year, I still have some gifts I need to make. So last night I found myself finally sewing gathered clutches that I cut out BEFORE we all got sick.
I've seen this tutorial a couple of times, and the finished product is so cute, so I knew I needed to try making them. Sewing them is not hard. Cutting them out takes for.ever. In fact, I should have just made a paper template of all the pieces I had to cut, so next them the cutting will be slightly less labor intensive. Live and learn.
I couldn't find the right size zippers at JoAnn's, so my zippers are a little smaller then tutorial asked for, and I kind of wish I could have found the right size. I know I can buy a larger zipper and cut it down, but I've had some bad experiences with cutting off the end of a zipper and the zipper falling off, and I didn't want that to happen.
I liked the finished results and so did my little helpers...
Now I'm off to bed. I did get a yoga mat carrier cut out, so I'm crossing my fingers that it gets finished before the weekend is over!!