Sunday, 9 November 2008


Why do simple things not go as they should?
Why why?

I saw a link on I'm a Gingermonkeys blog for this tutorial to make a patchwork drawstring bag. Great, I thought. M has a party today and its a perfect present. I could fill it with a couple of other bits. Marvellous.

Or so I thought.

Not so bad from the front is it, but the horror unfolds....

The ends that were too short and don't meet

and the bit were my sewing machine decided to change the tension all on its own.


It was such an easy thing to make and it just went so so wrong. Even the tutorial I thought was very good. Good clear pictures and clear instructions. It was foolproof! Well fool proof but not Chloe proof.

Needless to say, there is now a book wrapped up for the birthday girl.

I am now going to reclaim my sanity. I think I dropped it in the bag.


Alex Mason said...

That is such a shame, the front looks great. My sewing machine does that tension thing to me too. Hope you have a great week!

jillytacy said...

I think we've all been there before. It's very frustrating! When your sewing machine is working against you it takes all of the fun out of sewing!

Chloe said...

Why does the tension thing happen? Its so annoying especially when you get most of a project done and it all goes wrong towards the end!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Ah, I had one of those projects yesterday. I tried to make LK's kitten from the Sew Hip magazine and it went HORRIBLY wrong!

Onwards and upwards hey!

Craft Matters said...

Poor you! And why do projects always go wrong just as you are about to finish them... That's why I have so many unfinished projects lying around.