I love to browse the Etsy shops (too much) and I always bookmark any cute things I see that I may want to buy at a later date. Well, I saw these adorable crayon wallets and bookmarked them. I decided though to try and make one myself. OK, I can barely sew on a button, so I knew this would not be an easy task for me. I've never used a sewing machine either. However, my daughter has a sewing machine and my mom has slowly been teaching her how to use it along with the basics of sewing over the last year.
I decided to ask my mom if she would teach me 1) how to use the machine and 2) how to sew these wallets. She lovingly agreed and I spent some time this weekend learning and having lots of fun in the process.
Below are some pictures of my first project. It turned out super cute (I think). This first wallet is for Joe. I made it mainly for eating out--lots of time we dine out at places that don't provide anything for kids and this looked like a cute and perfect solution to occupy time while we wait on our food. Even though it isn't for home, I showed it to Joe. He was excited to have it and tried it out briefly. He loves it:-). I have several other sewing projects I plan to try out over the next couple of months.
Thanks Mom! I had so much fun and appreciate your time and patience in helping me learn something new!