Sew, I mean so, I've been trying to figure out what bag I should use as a purse for Comic Con next week. I don't want to have to lug a bag and a purse (like I usually do). Last weekend when I was teaching in Fremont, Maria was kind enough to offer me this bag. "It's vintage.", she said. "I'd love it!" is what I said!
Now, I don't have anything against Hawaii. I've just never been. I figured that I could spruce it up a bit and make it a little more me.
What you need to know is that I can sew books and it makes me happy and quite content. I can not sew anything else. I thought I'd try my sewing machine out here (you know the one that's been sitting gathering dust since I bought it). I broke the needle. Yup. I don't have the patience and haven't had the time to sit and learn how to actually use the sewing machine. One of these days I might. People have shown me but I am sewing machine challenged. I am. It must be some kind of childhood trauma related to having to take a class on making your own Cabbage Patch Kids' clothes and mine looked like a blind person had put it together. Actually, a blind person with their hands tied behind their back can probably can do a better job than me.
I decided I'd hand sew fabric onto the front and back pockets to cover up Hawaii World. I used fabric that I'd been hoarding, I mean saving.I also added a little lace along the top. I half assed sewed a pocket on the inside as well (seriously, you should see it.) As long as it functions, I don't care what it looks like on the inside of my purse. If I can find my car keys and my cellphone, I'm good to go.
As long as this holds up during Comic Con, I'll be happy! It makes me smile just to look at it now. It took me several hours to sew everything on by hand. I also jabbed myself more than once, but in the end, it was worth it! Can't wait to use it!
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