Ok, so I’ve been thinking: Tiny Sewing Empire is kind of pissing me off. I’m not sure why. I’m thinking of overhauling my name/website/everything about my sewing to something that pisses me off less. I know this doesn’t make much sense, but I’ve been thinking – T is pretty low on the alphabet food chain. For example, when I was doing the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaways, by the time I got to the letter “L” I was getting tired, and it was FREE STUFF we’re talking about here. I can imagine someone scanning a bunch of site links and passing out before they get a chance as to where to start. Also, I want to get little tags for the stuff I make and TinySewingEmpire is just too big.
Therefore, I’m thinking of a name change to something shorter, and earlier in the alphabet. Luckily I have been lazy about branding so it’s not like I’m changing my name from Oprah to Annie or something. What do you guys think?
OK, guys! I have finally made a few video tutorials and will be posting them as they’re ready. This video shows how to make a boxy cosmetic bag. Please let me know what you think of the video. It was my first time doing this, so it’s not super-duper awesome, but I’m still really happy with it.
The materials you will need for this project:
2 fat quarters of fabric: cotton is easiest to sew but you can use whatever you like. I used cotton for the outside of this bag and vinyl for the inside
batting: optional. Makes the bag nice and thick so that it can get knocked around a bit without breaking the stuff inside
d-ring: one or two. D-rings give the bag more utility so that you can hang it up or attach it to the inside of a larger bag.
Fabric: No clue. I picked up both of the fabrics from a thrift store and have no idea as to their origins. However, I am in LOVE with the brown fabric that I used in the tutorial. At first I bought it simply because it was $1.00 for like a bajillion yards, but I didn’t really like it. But once I started using it, I realized that it looks better as a finished product than in it’s boring, basic, yard-y form. Now its one of my favorite fabrics! (P.S. if you recognize the fabric, please tell me what it is so that I can find more 🙂 ).
I used a 16″ brown (nude, if you want to get picky) invisible zipper.