In efforts to practice what I preach, I have been refusing plastic bags when I hit the grocery.  It is difficult sometimes when I have a few little things that are hard to carry – and pushing a cart is completely unnecessary.  Last night I sat down and drew out a pattern on some freezer paper (a seamstresses best friend) and whipped up this! 



Easy and simple.  This one is on my Etsy site now, a few more are WIP (work-in-process).




Just to let you know the enthusiasm of The Bored Seamstress hasn’t wained.  Mowing the lawn, I peak through the window to see my sewing machine and serger sitting their lonely as I toil away with the normal springtime chores.  Now that the garden is almost complete – chuck-a-buck full of 8 9 tomato plants, zucchini, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, green string beans and okra, I can get back to sewing. 

Last night I put together a darling Baker’s Apron.  I made my own pattern using freezer paper, Josh’s level/yard stick, my quilting ruler and a handy-dandy pencil.  It was really quite easy! 

I cut out the pattern, then pressed and prepared the fabric for the main body of the apron, pocket, and cut the neck-ties and waist-ties.   And YES you see that correctly, those are metal “D” rings.  What an easy way to make it custom fitting for whomever!  It was definitely a fun project and I felt great that I was doing it My Way!  I followed my own sewing intuition and I think it came out great! 

What do you say?

 Josh took the picture.  I asked him to decapitate me for posting on Etsy purposes.  I am crossing my fingers I will get some one interested in it. 

Any feedback, I am all about that….Let me know what you think!

*Deep-Breath*, I am making this out to be much bigger than it probably is or ever will be, however!!!, I am really excited.  I launched The Bored Seamstress, on etsy a couple of days ago.  I am making the small baby steps towards Full Operating Capability (FOC).  I plan on producing such things like:



PJs – Two Designs (one elastic, one drawstring)



And Bags!

In addition, I will provide only quality products from quality fabrics from my favorite designers like – Amy Butler (DUH), Joel Dewberry, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller and Alexander Henry…and I am sure I will find others. 

I have designed my fabric tag and it is currently being produced, by a fellow “Etsy’ier” BellaMental, and hope to be sewing them in as soon as they arrive! Here it is!  The Bored Seamstress

I have only posted a couple of yards of fabric online so far.  No finished items, but that will soon change upon achieving FOC.  I will post on the blog what I have listed on Etsy and what I have finished. 

I can’t wait to see where this goes!


Ok, this sewing thing is getting more fun everyday!  I find new patterns and great fabric across every bend.  Inspired by Etsy (everything handmade ebay-esque), I figured I could make whatever I see that I want to purchase myself.  So with the help of a few fabric suppliers on Etsy, I have started making some new style bags.  Here are the creations!


All the fabrics used are Amy Butler fabrics.  She is a great designer and I love ALL her designs.  Check her out and Etsy!  They are great, I can’t get enough.