This year, I made a couple Christmas presents that were pretty much the most complicated projects I've ever done. I was happy with how they turned out though, and while these aren't great pics, and I should have ironed them before taking photos (!!), I wanted to share with you.
The first was this Amanda's Knitting Bag from Sometimes Crafter on Etsy.
I made this for my mom, who is always knitting and traveling. I love how the zipper holds a little pair of scissors, too:
I hope she enjoys it, because it took a long time, and a few mistakes. And I hate zippers! Ugh,why do I struggle so much with them? And just cutting all the pieces took an entire evening (thanks in part to a toddler who wanted to help...).
The other biggie I made was this yoga mat tote from Sew4Home that I made for my brother's partner, who is a yoga enthusiast and instructor.
This one was fairly simple, but finding thick cotton webbing was kind of difficult.
I used this adorable Birch fabric on the inside:
I'm really sorry I didn't iron these before taking the pics, but the gifts are given now so can't go back.
It had been awhile since I actually finished a project, so making and finishing something felt pretty good! I'm compiling my 2016 goals, one of which will definitely be to sew more!