This is another one of those posts that I have been meaning to write for a while now, but never took the time. Back in August my family came to visit and my mom unloaded quite a bit of my old things on me. This gym bag was one of them. I didn't even know this bag was still around and was pleased when I saw it. It is my very first machine sewn project!! I did it in my 7th grade home ec class, which was back in 1995! From the far away picture above it doesn't look to bad! But upon closer inspection, I see just how far my sewing skills have come.
Look at how I matched up my straps. Eeps!
Oh wait I take that back. Look at this matching job! Looks like a missed by a bit. That white line you see between the two green straps is the guideline. From what I can remember we picked what colors we wanted and then all the pre-cut and pre-marked pieces were sent to us.
Look how wonky my zipper is!
I am surprised that in our very first ever sewing project we put a zipper in. When my brother took home-ec, just a few years ago, they just sewed a pillow!
What a mess! Notice how there is seam allowance that is not serged?
Why yes, that is my finger poking through a hole in my seam!
What was your first sewing project? Do you still have it? If so, I would love to hear about it! Post a comment below and link back to your blog to share with all of us!