Blue Knot Bag

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians and it’s World Arthritis Day which I’m celebrating by sewing a Japanese Knot Bag for my daughter.

blue fabric knot bag

this easy to follow tutorial was perfect for some of my leftover face mask fabrics and I’m very pleased with the end result. now I think I need one for myself; I just started physio for my jaw so I’ll use it to throw into my walker basket just to carry my phone and a few items.

I’m playing along with the As You Like It Challenge Favourite Non-Card Project (& Why). I recently rediscovered my love of sewing after a very long time away from it due to my RA and surgeries; I’m especially enjoying projects I’ve never tried before just because I love a good challenge.

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A Little Something Sew Different

I’ve been extremely busy lately so it felt great to create something, especially with fabric for a change. long before I started card making I sewed but after my severe RA diagnosis and surgeries I gave it up. but I missed it. so, I traded my decades old manual sewing machine for a computerized one – what a difference; I can sew again.

I started out with making face masks and have moved on to small projects just as a refresher and to learn to use my new machine. these ‘itty bitty boxy bags’ were fun to make and I’ll definitely be making more; I followed this video tutorial.

itty bitty fabric pouch

of course I had to make a sunscreen lip balm holder and I challenged myself to sew with cork; I followed these instructions.

lip balm holder

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