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Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 Sewing Challenge - Challenge #1

Challenge #1: Eyeglasses Case + Tissue Holder

Hi again, y'all!!! I am really excited about this challenge, but I wanted to start things slow...mainly because I have a stye and it has been bugging me a lot.

So, I present you the first challenge! Simplicity Pattern # 5598 - Totes and accessories. It was one of the first patterns I bought and, appropriately enough, it's called Sewing Patterns for Dummies. All my patterns are for accessories or gifts. The sad thing is that I had never opened it. :(

My first step when using a new pattern is to open it and separate all the parts. Then I pick the ones I will need for the project and cut them to size.

Next, I choose the fabric I want to use. This might take a while because I have have collected quite a bit of fabric over the years. I LOVE fabric!!! It has to be just right for the project or else it won't work. For this one, it had to be sturdy enough, but still pretty. The pattern tells you what kinds of fabric work best and that's very helpful.

I chose this one just because it is sturdy, but also so different and colorful! So, after I am set on which fabric to use, I cut the pieces and begin sewing. It's like putting a puzzle together.

I thought it turned out so cute that I made one eyeglass case for me too. :)

Check it out...

The bottom line is, I really liked this pattern. It's a keeper! It's easy to follow and great for someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with sewing. I don't love the fabric they used in the pictures and maybe that's why I never felt excited about using it, but I think it turned out great.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to take these home? All you have to do is leave a comment and answer the question below. One lucky person win these cuties!

See y'all soon!

 Challenge #1 Question: Share with us your craziest "How I lost my sunglasses" story. 


  1. Lost in the bottom of a lake at Girl Scout camp while paddle boating. Recovered many years later but too muddy to use. Ha.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story. It's amazing how you still recovered it years later!!

  2. I was hoisted up a 58 foot mast of a sailboat with several cameras ( before smart phones ) to take pictures of the view of a regatta. I managed to take pictures with no casualties to the cameras. As soon as I was being lowered I went to put my sunglasses on and they fell to the deck, bounced and into the water they went. About 50 people were watching this and let out in unison..... Awwwwww. ��

    1. Well, we got a winner!!! Amazing story!!! Thanks for sharing it!