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Sew with Me: Sewcialized Inspiration

Hey Loves!

I have had a very busy month. One of the best days was May 15.  I had the pleasure of sewcializing with some really awesome ladies at the first ever Sip'n Sewcialize hosted by the awesome Kim (@itssewkim) and Elle (@ellerussew) at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  It was nice sharing time with other ladies with a passion for sewing.

Kim and Elle shared tips and walked us through making a fold over clutch.  It was a fun and functional project.  I actually completed mine during the class.  It isn't perfect but it looks really cute. That vinyl was something else to sew.
Fold over clutch from Sip'n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle
I thought about how useful bags are and decided that I would try another bag for teacher appreciation week.  Well I didn't quite get it done by teacher appreciation week, but it was done in time for the last day of school.  Better late than never huh?!  I searched Pinterest and this tutorial by Jenn from SweetTMakes3 caught my eye because of the embroidered initial.  I don't miss a chance to use the embroidery function of my new Brother SE-400.  If you're thinking about trying a tote for the first time, this is a great tutorial with easy to follow directions.  It's sturdy and spacious. There are lots of possibilities for this tote. I'm going to make one or two for myself.

What do you think of it?
Main Fabric: Wal-Mart; Lining: My Stash; Tutorial:  Sweet T Makes 3
If you decide to make a tote, make sure you show Jenn some love.

Until next time, smooches!

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