Are you singing that now? Good-oh :oD
Anywho, during this rainy last couple of weeks, while working at night, I’ve had to resort to hand sewing, since I can’t watch tests while I’m at the sewing machine (or at least I possibly could, but would no doubt get distracted too easily!). Hand sewing is not really top of my ‘love to do’ list, but I was able to finish working on a little something from here. I could tell you what, but then I’d have to kill you ;o):
And of course I was able to finish this wee guy:
Anyway, what sorts of things do you like hand sewing? Have you ever tried one of those bag kits? I have to admit to having ordered some of their buckles along with my mystery kit, which do come in such delicious colours they were hard to resist!
I'll probably be singing it till Wednesday now!
That bear is just so cute!
I didn't even know you could GET kits like that! You live and learn, eh? I usually don't get past hand sewing a binding or a very little bit of embroidery. The odd felt ornament. But I've been hand quilting and, you know, I could get to like it! Dunno if I'll ever love it but I certainly don't hate it. Which was a possibility!
I love that wee bear. My hand sewing consists if binding or knitting. I don't like EPP.
I love hand sewing small stuff, like cushions and wall hangings and stuff.
I've nearly finished my first ( and last ) epp quilt. It's not for me. I don't mind a bit of embroidery though
Oh my goodness that bear is so cute!! Is it bad i was hoping you were making shoes?!
You're just pretending to make a bag with buckles, you couldn't resist making the shoes, surely. I've noticed recently that all my quilts require hand sewing of some sort, I realised yesterday that my sewing machine was still packed up from an outing 2 weeks ago!
Im going to assuming you arent hand sewing a pair of leather shoes…
I used to hate hand sewing but the last few years Ive really started to enjoy it. Applique is my usual hand sewing choice.
I like to hand-stitch the tops of quilts, but used a sewing machine for the quilting (with a significant amount of help) … I don't relish the thought of hand quilting so am considering signing up for the Sewing Machines For Beginners class that starts in January … assuming they think they can handle teaching a blind guy! PS rainy Mondays are the double whammee of bad days!
Well new found appliqué love in the house!
A satchel sounds good though x
I do love a good old traditional whole cloth, but just lately I've turned to appliqué, not being known for such activities, I may have sent a few people into a state of shock!
I've only just taken up hand sewing – doing the farmer's wife blocks – find them easier to hand sew (due to their size) than machine sew. Hubby is loving it because I spend more time with him on the couch 🙂
My go-to hand sewing is EPP, you still working silly hours then?
I like to hand quilt smaller projects and of course my never ending hexies. I'm getting closer – only 2 charm packs left to go…approximately 600 more hexies to make!
Love your bear!! They have such personality, each one 🙂
I knit. Knitting would be perfect for what you are up to, I knit and read all the time. I also love to embroider and cross stitch and do needlepoint, none of which are great for divided attention. I keep trying to embrace EPP but get tired of it quickly.
I love hand stitching the binding on quilts but that's mostly a process wind-down than an actual project in itself. I also knit like a madwoman, and if it's simple I can do it without looking too much – great for movies I haven't seen, and hockey games. I've learned the hard way never to mix complex knitting with hockey. 🙂
PS – saw the bag you made for Sarah on her blog… Great work, and so sweet!
Binding. Knitting. Crocheting.
I didn't know such kits existed. If I hand sew it's usually embroidery, epp or maybe little Christmas decs or cards. Nice bear too!
Wow… didn't know there were "leather kit people" out there! Very cool.
EPP is my go-to hand stitching project, unless I have a quilt in the binding stage. That bear is a cutie!
I love hand sewing. It's why I started sewing, actually, just because I like to have busy hands. I get too fidgety if I don't have something to fool around with.
Off to look for the leather kits!
Those leather kits are so cool! I hope you made the owl bag — I'm waiting to see!