Practice makes perfect, so I’ve made a commitment to sew something daily — no matter how small — just so I get into the habit of using the sewing machine and learning how to discover different ways I can use it. So far, I’ve been making little pouch bags, and while they have been cute, they are literally rough around the edges.
Today’s project was one I found online: a pellon-lined fabric journal cover I call “Mayumi” made from scrap cloth. The strip of patchwork was fun to make, and the Japanese floral fabric inspired the name, which means “truth, reason, beauty” in Japanese, and “gentle” in Tagalog . I didn’t know how to “close” the top and bottom, so I just sewed across and then did edging to keep it from fraying. I actually like the rough look, but am worried it’ll come undone anytime soon. So to my crafty friends out there, feel free to share your advice!