I learned how to sew by hand when I was old enough to not poke myself with the hook. I do not remember exactly when this was as it has been so long ago but I had to have been somewhere between 7 and 9. Anyways I started experimenting with my mother sewing machine around age 14 after learning to sew in my home economics class. I don't remember exactly what kind of machine it was, she received it as a hand me down. I think there was something wrong with it as neither she nor I could ever adjust the tension settings properly. I received a machine for Christmas and after a made a pin cushion, I packed up the machine and didn't pull it out again.....for years....until just the other day.
I have been crochet some super cute bags and pouches. Don't worry I will be sharing those soon. I wanted to be able to finish them off proper. They need to close tightly and offer the user of my bags security and privacy. To do this, I realized I had to work on my sewing techniques and skills. I ran off to the same place I always go when I want to learn a new crafting skill. YouTube! I used some recycled denim from a pair of jeans I turned into cut-offs. I have learned to never buy and use fancy material when learning a new technique. I used the instructions in the video and came up with the pouch you see above.