Sunday, November 30, 2008

Da Da Da Da Da Dahhhhh!

I finished my first two projects!

I started with the teachers' gifts-the Aivilo Key Chain Pouch Wallet I've finished with two of them and have another almost done. It's very quick and easy-I think getting the wallet ready to topstitch all the way around was the part that took me the longest and that didn't even take long. I didn't get to sit down and do it all at once, so I'm not sure the exact time it took me, but it wasn't much. The directions were very clear with all the measurements spelled out, pictures were great and I loved how you got everything ready first and then did all the sewing. Not back and forth from the iron to the sewing machine. I often end up doing something else while I'm going back and forth. I'm very happy with them, my girls loved them and have already picked out more fabric, and I think they will come in handy for the teachers. I don't think I've ever had teacher gifts ready so early. I'm usually running out the day before vacation starts to get gift cards.

I had the fabric and velcro for these wallets. I had to purchase the split rings and interfacing. All together, each wallet cost 52 cents. Waaahooooo! I also had the fabric (an Amy Butler print) and velcro for the one that is almost done so for three wallets, it will cost me $1.56. For the rest of the wallets, I had to by more velcro so they'll cost me a bit more. Even if I had to buy the fabric, these wallets do not cost much at all-still a bargain if you are buying all the supplies!


Kris said...

Wow, Dawn!!!! Those turned out SO cute! I'm a huge fan of that fabric line as well. And you did it for such an unbelievable price. Way to go!!!!! Feels good to get done with things so early, doesn't it?

Courtney said...

Dawn, those are very, very cute! Great job! I may have to add some to my list!