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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

WOYWW #503

Hi everyone!
It's time for another WOYWW #503.
It's a sunny but crisp day hear in Durham UK.
I have a busy work desk this week  and i'm dabbling with sewing!!!
I bought a small sewing machine and i'm having a go at making a bag! 
I wanted a large bag but it's kind of shrunk as I can't cut straight!
Happy WOYWW #503
Thanks for calling
xx Jan


  1. Hi Jan, your sewing sounds like mine! Can’t remember the last time my poor machine saw the light of day.
    Good luck and hope to see he finished bag later.
    Jan #21

  2. I have had similar problems with cutting in the past, mainly with cards. I actually have not done any sewing for a long time, so I wish you luck with that and hope your bag is just what you want. xx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #18

  3. Afternoon Jan. Now that sounds like my kind of sewing!! Hope the bag turns out well, even if it s a bit smaller than first anticipated...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  4. Woohoo, some more fabric on today's desks - and it's rather lovely too. I often use cut out sides of cardboard boxes as bag templates if I can't be bothered measuring - just draw around with a pen and then it's easy to cut out, lol! Anything for a shortcut :-D
    Hugs LLJ 14 xxx

  5. I have tried sewing but it just isn't my thing. Good luck with the bag.
    Linda xxx

  6. Good luck with your tiny bag - don't forget to show it to us.
    hugs, Neet 8 xx

  7. I'm impressed with anyone who tackles anything to do with sewing! Well done you. Take care and have a good week. With love and God Bless, Caro x (#27)

  8. Hi Jan, good on you for having a go and learning something new! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

  9. OH! you are a busy bee. Did laugh about you not cutting straight.

  10. Hope the bag turns out OK Jan. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  11. Hi Jan, Have fun with the new sewing machine.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW 503
    Sue #2

  12. I am tempted by a machine but not for clothes or things, but mixed media projects. Just don't have anywhere I could put it to use - don't think the floor would be any good for a sewing machine! Have a good week. Helen #5

  13. Thanks for popping by. Enjoy learning to sew. Anne x 16

  14. I tend to make a pattern when it's something I've not cut out before. Any paper will do, old wallpaper is good. It's easier to cut out another pattern than waste your fabric if it goes wrong but I'm sure the bag will turn out just as good even if it is a little smaller than planned. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww (what's left of it), sending hugs, Angela x17x

  15. You'll have so or *Sew* much fun with your sewing machine.. have fun creating.
    Happy woyww Tracey #9

  16. Mm funny how hard simple things like cutting straight can be, something like measure twice cut once was drilled into me but didn’t always work... hope it turns out better than you think.
    Happy belated WOYWW.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #6

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  17. Anything needing to be straight...not happening here! I bet you get the right old sewing bug now, We if you can be strong when it comes to the fabric stash!!

  18. Don’t you just love your Gemini? Both of them. I have them too. You said you wanted to make a bag, were you using the new bag dies? I bought them and collected material but haven’t made any yet. Happy Thursday, I’m late.

  19. I love the bright red fabric... good luck sewing! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, happy ~belated~ woyww. Hug from Holland. Marit #20

  20. no worries, Jan. I can't cut straight either. My father in law used to say I couldn't find the center of a pie if it was pre-cut. LOL Consider this your practice bag then you'll have a go at your larger one. Creative Blessings! Kelly #32


I really love reading your comments. Thank you so much!
xx Jan