An unexpected gift
Last month I marked another thing off my 30 things by Thirty list but I had to wait until now to share it! I completed #21. Make a gift for someone - unexpectedly.
First I had to figure out who I wanted to make a gift for, then I had to decide what I was going to make, and then I had to get up the courage to conquer it!
I chose my friend Brook, she's been supportive of my list since I started and her Birthday was in September, so it was a no brainer. Then I tried to figure out what she might like or even something she might use. Brook loves yoga and takes classes weekly, so once I found a pattern for a yoga mat carrier, I knew that was what I wanted to make.
So, I chose a fabric that reminded me of Brook, soothing, interesting and pretty. Then I laid it out and cut the pieces - see below.
I started sewing all the pieces together and everything went pretty smoothly until I realized I had to sew on a round bottom. It was interesting but a few pleats here and there and it came out pretty well.
And before I knew it I was done! Here you can see what the final product looked like.
Then I packaged it up and sent it to Brook.
I was pretty happy with how it turned out and hope Brook likes it, maybe even uses it!
Now I am ready to conquer the next sewing challenge!