Going rogue again this week friends! I've been straying a bit from my sewing instruction book, just because as I find tutorials that I'd really like to try that are similar to what I'm currently working on (pouches & purses), I've been permitting myself to go for it!
Last time I did this, I chose a really tough one, a card wallet, which took me many, many tries to get close to right. This time though, I wisened up some, and picked out something relatively easy, a small tissue cover. I was able to make it correctly on the first try, so this was a nice boost to my sewing self-confidence.
The problem came (because you know there's ALWAYS a problem) when I inserted the tissue pack. It fit lengthwise, but was about 1/2 an inch too loose widthwise. That was the moment I realize that it's never really OK to just blindly trust a random pattern which is meant to fit something- you must make sure the measurements are correct yourself before making multiples!!
I'd already made 4, but they can be easily & quickly reworked. Figuring out the size difference wasn't that hard, so I'm proud to say that I've already made 4 correctly sized new ones!
I will be making 12 of these suckers though, if you'll remember, as part of my bachelorette gift bag. They really are super easy though, so I am excited to do it- they only take about 20 (or less, I'm not sure as I make them in batches) minutes to complete from cutting the fabric to the final ironing.
Question- Have you come across a stumbling block on anything you've been making recently?