I found a gorgeous tutorial for a sewing kit, but it was kind of a FAIL for me! First, a picture:
Eek! The binding is a total and complete FAIL. I followed the directions on what size binding, and followed the tutorial to the best of my understanding.... but obviously this isn't right. And I really couldn't even keep this giant binding on there straight, as you can see from my wonky stitching!!
After watching a Jenny Doan tutorial, I realize now what I was supposed to do, and that purchased 2 1/4 inch quilt binding is not the same as making your own binding, but honestly I am not going to rip this all up!
Here is the inside:
It's still functional as a travel sewing kit, even if it ain't pretty. I am going to chalk this up as my beginner problems, because plenty of other folks commented on the tutorial about how great it was.
Problem exists between sewing machine and chair! :)
I made the front pieced section using the Jelly Roll Race technique I'd seen on a Jenny Doan video because I wanted to try that out with a few small strips, without the pressure of a whole jelly roll! So as for that part of it, I'm happy with it. But as for the binding part, definitely a fail! lol