I’ve been waiting for today’s Good Things Utah segment for a few months. Ever since the first time I saw the prototypes for the new See Me Sew fabric bags I’ve been anxiously awaiting their arrival. These darling kits have been shipping for the last couple of weeks and are waiting to find their way to your home!
There are three bag styles: Ruffled, Tote and Messenger. Each style has three different and equally beautiful color schemes. The patterns even come from some of my personal favorite collections: Lush, So Sophie and, of course, My Mind’s Eye’s famous polka dots and plaids.
Seasoned and novice sewers will love the ease of these all-in-one kits. When you open the package, you’ll find a flower embellishment kit ready to stack together and sew the button on and a fabric panel pre-printed and ready to go. No pattern needed – simply cut out each piece along the border of the printed piece. There are step-by-step instructions printed on the inside of the box and a video for each bag style available on our website (http://www.mymindseye.com/SMS/SeeMeSew.asp)
Since I am unable to actually sew on the program today, I thought it would be fun to demonstrate a few fun techniques you’ll find helpful when creating your bags. Like how to create the flower embellishments, what some of the basic terms used mean (for us beginners) and my Mother-in-law’s “no frustration” gathering technique using Pearl Embroidery Thread.
Look for today’s segment here as soon as it is available.
I am by no means an expert seamstress, but I can sew a straight stitch and follow instructions. Guess what? Turns out that’s all the expertise you’ll need to sew these darling bags!