I think about what I want to make, then I surf YouTube for people to help me to make what I want to make. As a beginner, with no official training in knitting, sewing or quilting, I look for the simplest and easiest way of making my chosen project. I am a person who finds it easier to watch someone make something, watching step by step the process. I find it difficult to read instructions in a book, or on a page, especially when I can't see the step by step process. With YouTube, you can stop the video when you want. You can rewind and go over again and again the part you find difficult until you understand and get it right. Because of YouTube, I have the confidence to continually move forward and make the projects I never dreamed I would be able to make. With that in mind, I had a go at making tote bags.
|Imitation Brown Suede Tote Bag I Made|
Rachel Greenland - The Textile Tutor - "How to Make a Simple Tote Bag". Rachel's tote bag is suitable for beginners and the only stitches you need for this bag are straight and zig zag stitch.
|Imitation Red Suede Tote Bag I Made|
|I love my pin cushions|
The pin cushions I made without any help from anyone. Pin cushions are not the hardest things to make, but I did it all by myself.
All the people who upload videos to YouTube, keep doing what you are doing and keep up the good work. I don't think people realise how helpful you actually are. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)