Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New machine = new crafts

Finally, I splurged and bought an industrial sewing machine. I have been wanting to get one for a long time now. The stars aligned and I now have my machine. I can sew through almost anything I want... Multiple layers of canvas, vinyl, leather, cardboard. The possibilities are endless. I am sure my old machine is breathing a sigh of relief.

With my new machine, comes new projects. I have been wanting to try sewing with a recycled billboard. Last week I was having a conversation with a bunch of friends and my new project ideas came up. One of the ladies got excited and told me her husband works for an outdoor billboard company and they are always happy to give the used billboards to interested parties instead of throwing them in the landfill! Yesterday, right after getting my industrial machine, I drove to the billboard company and picked up 3 used billboards!! I have been spending the day sewing billboards into bags! I love how they are turning out! I hope to have them ready for my next big sale... Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 1st and 2nd.

1 comment:

klyn said...

Billboard bags! I love those! Are you mainly making totes or are you going to try your hand at messenger type ones? I can't wait!
Yay, for your new machine. I think the thickness of the blinds were what originally set my machine off - I think I need to bring them to your house!