Now is the time

What you will need

  • Scraps and such from my stash. I found the zipper with a 55 cents price on it. Yup
  • it is old. The lining and outer fabric are cotton/poly blends. I also used an Urban Threads pattern for the machine embroidery.

Q&A with DeCoy Tigerpaw

GirlTornado asked:
I like that you are using your "stash". That's exactly what I am doing. Trying to spend very minimal dollars as I venture back into the world of sewing, and trying to use what I have! (which is a lot)
DeCoy Tigerpaw answered:
What I am trying to do and what I seem to be doing, is not necessarily the same thing. Like you I am venturing back into the world of sewing after having other things take priority. The embroidery machine was a wish from a long time ago. I love it but the thread cost - I won't go there. I started with the bag classes to make something that I could embroider. I hope you are having as much fun as I am back in the world of sewing machines and fabrics.
GirlTornado asked:
P.S. Very nice to meet you. :-)
DeCoy Tigerpaw answered:
That is how I feel, nice to meet you too! I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects. I have Kristins blog printed where she gave out the sizes for other totes/pouches. Her two classes were great. I have made so many totes, pouches and bags, I am ready to do something else. We had a family vacation in December and I made each member a drawstring bag from Kristin's other class and then filled them with snacks for the flight. I made bucket bags for my daughter and daughter-in-law for crochet and knitting and ended up making one for me too. It's been fun. My main sewing machine, a New Home Memorycraft, and serger, a Bernette, I bought in 1985. The embroidery machine only does that. The nice thing is being able to sew while keeping an eye on the embroidering. It is great to be back sewing again.